Coadaptation


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coadaptation

[‚kō‚ad·əp′tā·shən]
(evolution)
The selection process that tends to accumulate favorably interacting genes in the gene pool of a population.

Coadaptation

 

the morphological and functional adaptation of organs to each other during the course of evolution; a form of correlation.

Coadaptation proceeds, using genetic changes, through natural selection of the most successful structural and functional organic interrelationships, at the same time assuring the adaptation of the organism as a whole to new life conditions.

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As coadaptation is a characteristic of LHD, LHD can affect leaders' ability to adapt to the environment (Ma et al., 2014).
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1986; Goodnight 1987, 1988, 1995); (2) can mask genotypes and thus hide additive variation, thereby limiting the range of phenotypes exposed to the selective process (Gimelfarb 1989); (3) may be involved in the expression and increase in the additive genetic variation after founding events (Templeton 1980; Goodnight 1988); (4) can be involved in producing heterosis (Falconer 1989; Schell and Cockerham 1992); (5) is important for the operation of interdemic selection because it facilitates the generation of between-deme genetic variation (Wright 1931, 1969, 1978; Wade and McCauley 1984); and (6) is central to Wright's shifting balance theory of evolution, where gene interactions are the foundation for promoting coadaptation of genes (Wright 1935, 1952, 1969; Goodnight 1995).