polyphenism


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polyphenism

(pol-ē-fē'nizm),
Ability of a single genome to produce alternative phenotypes in response to environmental clues.
[poly- + phenotype + -ism]

polyphenism

the presence of several phenotypes in a population that are not the result of genetic differences.
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Seasonal polyphenism in larval type: rearing environment influences the development mode expressed by adults in the sea slug Alderia willowi.
Also, Calophya is unique among psyllids in its capacity to initiate host induced polyphenism in immatures (Nisson 2011; Mendez et al.
Nishide Y, Tanaka S, Saeki S (2015a) Adaptive difference in daily timing of hatch in two locust species, Schistocerca gregaria and Locusta migratoria: the effects of thermocycles and phase polyphenism. Journal of Insect Physiology 72: 79-87.
This present proposal aims at intersecting all four models of polyphenism to identify the core transcriptional and chromatin machinery required to establish and switch On or Off the Obese state.
Proximate causes of cannibalistic polyphenism in larval tiger salamanders.
In addition some species are genetically colour-polymorphic while others show seasonal polyphenism or phenotypic plasticity, by which individuals with similar genotype can develop different patterns in response to rearing conditions [1].
Phylogeny of bird-grasshopper subfamily Cyrtacanthacridinae (Orthoptera: Acrididae) and the evolution of locust phase polyphenism. Department of Entomology, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43212, USA.
Spadefoot-Tadpole Polyphenism: Histological Analysis of Differential Muscle Growth in Carnivores and Omnivores.
pandava displays an exceptional diversity of dry season forms that are genetically determined but environmentally mediated, a phenomenon called seasonal polyphenism (Kunte & Tiple 2009, Tiple et al.
McGee, "Resource polyphenism increases species richness: a test of the hypothesis," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol.
Nijhout, "Hormonal control of a seasonal polyphenism in Precis coenia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)," Journal of Insect Physiology, vol.