Write short note on. Lamarckism

Asked by Dineshrajpatpatel | 3rd Apr, 2019, 08:15: AM

Expert Answer:

Lamarck’s theory of evolution was called the Theory of Inheritance of Acquired Characters.

  • According to the theory of inheritance of acquired characters, “the changes in structure or function of any organ acquired during the lifetime of an individual in response to changes in the surrounding environment are inherited by offspring and keep on adding over a period of time”. 
  • This theory states that characters are acquired by animals in two ways,
  1. The effects of environment.
  2. Use and disuse of body parts.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 3rd Apr, 2019, 10:42: AM