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Antonine Nicoglou
Université de Tours
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    The Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity: Genealogy of a Debate in Genetics.Antonine Nicoglou - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 50:67-76.
    The paper describes the context and the origin of a particular debate that concerns the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. In 1965, British biologist A. D. Bradshaw proposed a widely cited model intended to explain the evolution of norms of reaction, based on his studies of plant populations. Bradshaw’s model went beyond the notion of the “adaptive norm of reaction” discussed before him by Dobzhansky and Schmalhausen by suggesting that “plasticity” the ability of a phenotype to be modified by the environment (...)
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    Epigenetics: A Way to Bridge the Gap Between Biological Fields.Antonine Nicoglou & Francesca Merlin - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 66:73-82.
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    The Boundaries of Development.Thomas Pradeu, Lucie Laplane, Michel Morange, Antonine Nicoglou & Michel Vervoort - 2011 - Biological Theory 6 (1):1 - 3.
    This special issue of Biological Theory is focused on development; it raises the problem of the temporal and spatial boundaries of development. From a temporal point of view, when does development start and stop? From a spatial point of view, what is it exactly that "develops", and is it possible to delineate clearly the developing entity? This issue explores the possible answers to these questions, and thus sheds light on the definition of development itself.
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    Introduction: sketches of a conceptual history of epigenesis.Antonine Nicoglou & Charles T. Wolfe - 2018 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 40 (4):64.
    This is an introduction to a collection of articles on the conceptual history of epigenesis, from Aristotle to Harvey, Cavendish, Kant and Erasmus Darwin, moving into nineteenth-century biology with Wolff, Blumenbach and His, and onto the twentieth century and current issues, with Waddington and epigenetics. The purpose of the topical collection is to emphasize how epigenesis marks the point of intersection of a theory of biological development and a theory of active matter. We also wish to show that the concept (...)
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    Waddington’s Epigenetics or the Pictorial Meetings of Development and Genetics.Antonine Nicoglou - 2018 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 40 (4):61.
    In 1956, in his Principles of Embryology, Conrad Hal Waddington explained that the word “epigenetics” should be used to translate and update Wilhelm Roux’ German notion of “Entwicklungsmechanik” to qualify the studies focusing on the mechanisms of development. When Waddington mentioned it in 1956, the notion of epigenetics was not yet popular, as it would become from the 1980s. However, Waddington referred first to the notion in the late 1930s. While his late allusion clearly reveals that Waddington readily associated the (...)
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    Defining the Boundaries of Development with Plasticity.Antonine Nicoglou - 2011 - Biological Theory 6 (1):36-47.
    The concept of plasticity has always been present in the history of developmental biology, both within the theory of epigenesis and within morphogenesis studies. However this tradition relies also upon a genetic conception of plasticity. Founded upon the concepts of ‘‘phenotypic plasticity’’ and ‘‘reaction norm,’’ this genetic conception focuses on the array of possible phenotypic change in relation to diversified environments. Another concept of plasticity can be found in recent publications by some developmental biologists (Gilbert, West-Eberhard). I argue that these (...)
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  7. West Eberhard and the Notion of Plasticity.Antonine Nicoglou - unknown
    The biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard publishes, in 2003, a book, entitled Developmental Plasticity and Evolution, in which a new synthetic approach, integrating development with evolution, is offered. For this reason, the book is seen as a piece of work in the field of Evolutionary developmental biology, commonly known as Evo Devo, whose aim is to synthesize data from both development and evolution. However, West-Eberhard's ambition is much higher in this book because she does not only focus on gathering the data (...)
     
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    Meeting Disciplinary Boundaries: Towards a More Inclusive Philosophy of the Life Sciences.Pierre-Olivier Méthot, Miles MacLeod, Susanne Bauer, Fridolin Gross & Antonine Nicoglou - 2010 - Biological Theory (3):292-294.
  9. Development and Environment.Antonine Nicoglou - unknown
     
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    Gillian Barker, Eric Desjardins, and Trevor Pearce Entangled Life: Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences: Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer, 2014, Series: History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences, Vol. 4, 279 Pp, € 107,09.Antonine Nicoglou - 2015 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 37 (2):222-224.
  11. Is Plasticity Relevant to Define Development?Antonine Nicoglou - unknown
     
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    Meeting Disciplinary Boundaries: Towards a More Inclusive Philosophy of the Life Sciences.Antonine Nicoglou, Fridolin Gross, Susanne Bauer, Miles MacLeod & Pierre-Olivier Méthot - 2010 - Biological Theory 5 (3):292-294.