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Ontogenetic traits-   characteristics acquired during ones  lifetime  August Weisman-   distinguished between “germ line” or  genetic material passed directly from parent to offspring and the  resulting physical body of the individual  Germ line-   genetic material passed directly from parent to  offspring and the resulting physical body of the individual  Flow of genetic information-  concluded that information can  flow from one generation to the next and from the “germ line” to  the cells of the body in the form of instructional code, but there  is no feedback mechanism that sent information from the body  cells back to the germ line  Genotype Phenotype Non-adaptive phenotypic changes 4 areas Darwin’s theory failed to explain - mechanism of inheritance - source of variation - Altruistic behavior - extravagant traits Darwin’s Hostile Forces of Nature Examples of Altruism in Nature-   whales and dolphins  rescuing people
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