coadaptation


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coadaptation

 [ko″ad-ap-ta´shun]
the mutual, correlated, adaptive changes in two interdependent organs.

co·ad·ap·ta·tion

(kō'ad-ap-tā'shŭn),
The operation of selection jointly on two or more loci.

coadaptation

/co·ad·ap·ta·tion/ (ko-ad″ap-ta´shun) the correlated changes in two interdependent organs.

co·ad·ap·ta·tion

(kō'ad-ap-tā'shŭn)
genetics The operation of selection jointly on two or more loci.

coadaptation

the mutual, correlated, adaptive changes in two interdependent organs.
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1986; Goodnight 1987, 1988, 1995); (2) can mask genotypes and thus hide additive variation, thereby limiting the range of phenotypes exposed to the selective process (Gimelfarb 1989); (3) may be involved in the expression and increase in the additive genetic variation after founding events (Templeton 1980; Goodnight 1988); (4) can be involved in producing heterosis (Falconer 1989; Schell and Cockerham 1992); (5) is important for the operation of interdemic selection because it facilitates the generation of between-deme genetic variation (Wright 1931, 1969, 1978; Wade and McCauley 1984); and (6) is central to Wright's shifting balance theory of evolution, where gene interactions are the foundation for promoting coadaptation of genes (Wright 1935, 1952, 1969; Goodnight 1995).
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