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HierarchyPerspectives for Ecological Complexity$
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T. F. H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226489544

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226489711.001.0001

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The Self-Replicating Hierarchy

The Self-Replicating Hierarchy

(p.188) Chapter Seven The Self-Replicating Hierarchy

T.F.H. Allen

Thomas B. Starr

University of Chicago Press

Self-replication at levels stabilizes whole hierarchies. Chromosomal modification changes the relaxation time of genetics, affecting the rates of evolution. There is a temporal hierarchy that corresponds to a genetic hierarchy. Hierarchies facilitate invasion of alien species.

Keywords:   chromosome, duplication, genetics, hierarchy, holon, jugaard, mutation, self-replication, stability

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