Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Bowler, P. J. 2006. Lamarckian Inheritance. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Lamarckian inheritance requires the hereditary transmission of characters acquired by the organism in the course of its adult life, usually through the adoption of new habits in a new environment. Although widely accepted in the nineteenth century, it has been rejected by modern geneticists.
- acquired characteristics;
- use inheritance;
- soft heredity