genetic homeostasis


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Ler·ner ho·me·o·sta·sis

(ler'nĕr),
the restorative mechanisms that tend to correct perturbations in the genetic composition of a population.
Synonym(s): genetic homeostasis

genetic homeostasis

the maintenance of genetic variability within a population through adaptation to varied or changing environments and conditions of life as a result of shifts or resistance to shifts in allelic frequencies.

genetic homeostasis

the property possessed by a population for resisting sudden change and maintaining a steady genetic composition.

Lerner,

I.M., U.S. population geneticist, 1910-1967.
Lerner homeostasis - the restorative mechanisms that tend to correct perturbations in the genetic composition of a population. Synonym(s): genetic homeostasis