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epigenetic inheritance systemepigenetisches Vererbungssystem (ger.)

  • Determination of traits through factors that alter the effect of the specialized inheritance units (genes), e.g. cytoplasm of the ovum, environment. (HWB 2011)

    In higher plants, animals and fungi there are two inheritance systems, as follows: (i) The familiar system, depending on DNA sequence, used in transmitting information between sexual generations. (ii) An epigenetic inheritance system (EIS), responsible for cellular inheritance during ontogeny—for example, fibroblasts give rise to fibroblasts, epithelial cells to epithelial cells, and Drosophila wing discs continue to be wing discs in serial transfer. Jablonka & Lamb (1989) review the evidence that, occasionally, epigenetic changes are transmitted in sexual reproduction

    Maynard Smith, J. (1990). Models of a dual inheritance system. J. theor. Biol. 143, 41-53: 41.


    An epigenetic inheritance system (EIS) is a system that enables a particular functional state or structural element to be transmitted from one cell generation to the next, even when the stimulus that originally induced it is no longer present.

    Jablonka, E. & Lamb, M.J. (1995). Epigenetic Inheritance and Evolution: 80.