genotypic cohesion

genotypic cohesion

[¦jēn·ə‚tip·ik kō′hē·zhən]
(evolution)
The process whereby balanced and superior gene combinations are held together under the force of genetic recombination, thus reducing the frequency of deleterious recombinants, and with it the genetic load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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