Aristogenetic Change

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Aristogenetic Change

 

according to the idealist conception of evolution that was developed by H. F. Osborn, a hereditary change that results in the appearance of characteristics that are initially useless and that later become adaptive. Aristogenetic changes develop from autogenetic changes in genetic matter.

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