evolutionary plasticity

evolutionary plasticity

[‚ev·ə¦lü·shə‚ner·ē plas′tis·əd·ē]
(evolution)
The genetic adaptibility of populations or lines of descent.
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Evolutionary Plasticity Index (EPI) of the orthologous groups of these proteins was calculated by equation
When comparing all CR genes to their STM, we have observed that CR have higher evolutionary plasticity values, suggesting that they were more subject to variation in the course of evolution than the STM.
Once viruses enter a genome, their capacity for evolutionary innovation remains persistently active and can interact with newly arrived exogenous viruses or with other genetic components and regulatory mechanisms, thus increasing evolutionary plasticity (Lower et al., 1996, cited by Ryan, 2006).

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