canalizing selection

canalizing selection

gene selection that stabilizes developmental pathways so that the phenotype is less affected by genetic and environmental disturbances.
References in periodicals archive ?
A decelerating fitness function causes the trajectory to shift toward the less-steep region of the surface, corresponding to canalizing selection on development.
2], the population variance, the strength of canalizing selection goes as [[Sigma].
Measuring canalizing selection on reaction norms: An exploration of the Eurosta-Solidago system.