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Causes of Subindividual Variability: Mutations within individuals and organ-level responses to environmental cues are the main classes of remote causes of within-plant variability in reiterated structures.

Carlos M. Herrera

in Multiplicity in Unity: Plant Subindividual Variation and Interactions with Animals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327938
eISBN:
9780226327952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327952.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explains the remote causes of subindividual variation, that is, those cases where reiterated parts vary because the organism's genes vary or the parts experience varied environments. ... More


The Polygenomic Organism

John Dupré

in Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199691982
eISBN:
9780191738111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691982.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter follows up in more detail the topic of symbiosis introduced in Chapter 5. Contrary to the common assumption that an organism can be defined by the common genome sequence to be found in ... More


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