Heterochronic mutation | Article about heterochronic mutation by The Free Dictionary
heterochronic mutation[¦hed·ə·rə‚krä·nik myü′tā·shən]
A mutation that perturbs the relative timing of events during postembryonic development.
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In several species, heterochronic mutations are known to change the phase length and/or the timing of the switch.
Heterochronic mutations affecting shoot development in maize.