Developmental capacitance, genetic accommodation, and adaptive evolution.

  title={Developmental capacitance, genetic accommodation, and adaptive evolution.},
  author={Armin P. Moczek},
  journal={Evolution & development},
  volume={9 3},
The concept of genetic accommodation remains controversial, in part because it remains unclear whether evolution by genetic accommodation forces a revolution, or merely a shift in emphasis, in our understanding of how evolution produces adaptive new traits. Here I outline a perspective that largely favors the latter view. I argue that evolution by genetic accommodation can easily be integrated into traditional evolutionary concepts. At the same time, evolution by genetic accommodation invites… CONTINUE READING

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