phenotypic plasticity


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phenotypic plasticity

[¦fē·nə‚tip·ik plas′tis·əd·ē]
(genetics)
The extent of genotype expression in different environments.
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Thus, resource levels should be carefully monitored and assessed in studies of phenotypic plasticity.
Citation: Peralta-Rincon JR, Escudero G, Edelaar P (2017) Phenotypic plasticity in color without molt in adult grasshoppers of the genus Sphingonotus (Acrididae: Oedipodinae).
1 suggest that these responses will occur through phenotypic plasticity in the short term and evolutionary adaptation in the long term (Anderson et al.
However, morphometric differences were also found among genetically similar populations (Serranilla versus Queena and Roncador) corroborating the role of phenotypic plasticity in the variation of S.
On the other hand, in the 2014/15 season, seeding rate did not influence grain yield, which demonstrates the phenotypic plasticity of the evaluated cultivar.
In particular, growth and reproduction are important traits of fish life-history, which can show wide phenotypic plasticity under contrasting local conditions (e.
The ability to adapt to changes in the resource supply is associated with phenotypic plasticity (FUNK, 2008), which is an important strategy that increases invasiveness and allows invasive species to colonize different environments (GODOY et al.
Instead, the birds rely on a phenomenon called phenotypic plasticity, the ability of an organism to change its behaviors or features in response to the environmental factors it experiences during its lifetime.
Finally, one must also stress after considering the Aristotelian definitions of 'essence' and 'accident' that morphological modifications represent, in fact, 'accidents' of the original form, since they are phenotypical variations of species with great phenotypic plasticity and, thus, are not enough to define nor subdivide them in new specific and infraspecific taxa.
The sites have different salinity regimes and we tested whether crabs were adapted to their site locally or whether they showed phenotypic plasticity.