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Neo - Lamarckism supports Lamarck's concept of “inheritance of acquired characteristics”

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Lamarckism explains that new habits resulting from new needs of an organism, make them use certain organs (somatic cells) of the body much more than other organs, so that needs arising from the changing environment, could be satisfied. These new acquired characters by the somatic cells are inheritable to the offsprings. Neo - Lamarckism states that germ cells can also be influenced by environmental conditions directly or indirectly. Hence, these changes can be acquired by the next generation.

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