ecophenotype


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ecophenotype

[‚ē·kō′phēn·ə‚tīp]
(ecology)
A nongenetic phenotypic modification in response to environmental conditions.
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Perhaps a more academic hypothesis is the concept of "ecophenotypes," which posits that our heritability is not fixed but is in constant calibration with our environment and our adaptability to it.
Due to the plastic morphology and growth habit of auloporidae, these morphotypes may be species or subspecies (ecophenotypes) or groups of species, and need to be analyzed deeper in the future.
Discrete morphospecies of siboglinid tubeworms from eastern Pacific vents were found on examination with molecular markers to be developmentally plastic ecophenotypes (Black et al.