Morphoses


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Morphoses

 

nonhereditary changes caused in the somatic cells of an organism by factors from the environment. Morphoses arise as a result of the disruption of the normal function of the genes.

Typical morphoses are created under experimental conditions when the developing organism is treated with certain chemical substances (chemomorphoses) or with ionizing radiation (radiomorphoses). Thus, when Drosophila larvae are exposed to X rays, up to 100 percent of individuals have homotypic morphoses (divaricate or notched wings) that imitate mutations. Although morphoses usually present marked deviations from parental forms, they are nonadaptive.

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Being associate director in Washington and rehearsal director with Morphoses was good training," he says.
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With the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Morphoses premieres a commissioned work (created during a residency here leading up to the performance).
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Wisely, Wheeldon is using Morphoses to showcase not only his own ballets but works by other choreographers.
George Piper Dances, who made these "filmlets" for Morphoses, which can be seen on the company's website (www.
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In Morphoses (2002), four dancers lay on their backs to form a cross then rolled to skew the shape, which seemed remarkably new.
Garcia, who toured this fall with Christopher Wheeldon's new company Morphoses, started rehearsing in October and will appear in City Ballet's gala Nov.