phenotypic plasticity

phenotypic plasticity
The ability of an organism with a given genotype to change its phenotype in response to changes in the environment, including changes that occur during the adult life of the organism.

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  • Mary Jane West-Eberhard — Fields Eusociality; Sexual selection; Phenotypic plasticity Institutions Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute …   Wikipedia

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  • Plasticité phénotypique — La plasticité phénotypique est la capacité d un organisme à exprimer différents phénotypes à partir d’un génotype donné selon des conditions biotiques et/ou abiotiques environnementales[1]. Ce mécanisme est à opposer à la canalisation qui permet… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Genetic architecture — refers to the underlying genetic basis of a phenotypic trait. A synonymous term is the genotype phenotype map , the way that genotypes map to the phenotypes.The genotype phenotype map has been analyzed in terms of several principle axes:… …   Wikipedia

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