phenotypic plasticity


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phenotypic plasticity

[¦fē·nə‚tip·ik plas′tis·əd·ē]
(genetics)
The extent of genotype expression in different environments.
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We need to understand the genetic basis of beneficial interactions between crops and endophytes and extent this basis exhibits phenotypic plasticity at all interaction levels from the cellular to the field environment.
Instead, the birds rely on a phenomenon called phenotypic plasticity, the ability of an organism to change its behaviors or features in response to the environmental factors it experiences during its lifetime.
The sites have different salinity regimes and we tested whether crabs were adapted to their site locally or whether they showed phenotypic plasticity.
These studies are important, as GxE in fitness traits can play a significant role on the ability of populations to persist or colonize degraded habitats, and on the relative role of phenotypic plasticity and genetic differentiation in response to novel environmental conditions (Sultan, 2004).
Significant and consistent size differences suggest either phenotypic plasticity between populations of the parasitoid or a multi-trophic level cascading HAD in which both the host (A.
Phenotypic plasticity has been attributed to both habitat and community structure (Minton et al.
Phenotypic Plasticity and the Evolution of Gender Roles
The intrinsic taxonomic difficulties of the genus Salix are further increased by their high phenotypic plasticity and great variation in diagnostic morphological characters [2,8].
The role of phenotypic plasticity in color variation of Tularosa Basin lizards.
The latter form refers to species that exhibit phenotypic plasticity in expression of metamorphosis or paedomorphosis: environmental conditions, e.
Keller ends her book with compelling arguments to reframe discussions of the origins of traits to discuss phenotypic plasticity and to incorporate modern understandings of molecular genetics and developmental biology.
The entire held of phenotypic plasticity remains unexplored by clinical medicine (22).