Has classical gene position been practically reduced?

Oriol Vidal y David Teira . (2020) Has classical gene position been practically reduced?.

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Título Has classical gene position been practically reduced?
Autor(es) Oriol Vidal
David Teira
Materia(s) Biología
Filosofía
Abstract One of the defining features of the classical gene was its position (a band in the chromosome). In molecular genetics, positions are defined instead as nucleotide numbers and there is no clear correspondence with its classical counterpart. However, the classical gene position did not simply disappear with the development of the molecular approach, but survived in the lab associated to different genetic practices. The survival of classical gene position would illustrate Waters’ view about the practical persistence of the genetic approach beyond reductionism and anti-reductionist claims. We show instead that at the level of laboratory practices there are also reductive processes, operating through the rise and fall of different techniques. Molecular markers made the concept of classical gene position practically dispensable, leading us to rethink whether it had any causal role or was just a mere heuristic.
Palabras clave gene position
reductionism
molecular markers
genetic approach
Fecha 2020-09-16
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Identificador bibliuned:501127
DOI - identifier https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-020-09767-x
Nombre de la revista Biology and Philosophy
Versión de la publicación acceptedVersion
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Derechos de acceso y licencia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
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Collection: Departamento Lógica, Historia, Filosofía de la Ciencia (UNED). Artículos
 
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Creado: Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 21:20:38 CET by David Teira