Ecological inheritance in the biological signal field of mammals

Ecological inheritance in the biological signal field of mammals ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2014, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 76–79. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2014. Original Russian Text © A.A. Nikol’skii, 2014, published in Ekologiya, 2014, No. 1, pp. 70–73. BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS A. A. Nikol’skii Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Podol’skoe sh. 8/5, Moscow, 113093 Russia email: Received October 12, 2012 Keywords: mammals, biological signal field, ecological inheritance DOI: 10.1134/S106741361401010X The purpose of this communication is to attract ways of information storage and transmission. Vague attention to the specific form of inheritance, for which ideas concerning ecological inheritance had also been I propose the term “ecological inheritance,” and to expressed before the concept of signal field was formu provide a rationale for this concept. The idea of eco lated. Thus, shortly before the first Naumov’s (1971) logical inheritance as a specific mechanism of infor paper on signal fields was published, Rotschild (1968, mation transmission from one generation to another p. 169) noted that “…old colonies of gerbils give them in the organic world belongs to the outstanding biolo a kind of signals that the locality is habitable.” Nau gist Prof. Nikolai Pavlovich Naumov, who would have mov, who knew well the biology of the great Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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