A new perspective on Darwin’s Pangenesis

@article{Liu2008ANP,
  title={A new perspective on Darwin’s Pangenesis},
  author={Yongsheng Liu},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={83}
}
In 1868 Charles Darwin proposed Pangenesis, a developmental theory of heredity. He suggested that all cells in an organism are capable of shedding minute particles he called gemmules, which are able to circulate throughout the body and finally congregate in the gonads. These particles are then transmitted to the next generation and are responsible for the transmission of characteristics from parent to offspring. If any cells of the parent undergo changes as a result of environmental change… Expand
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