Developmental plasticity: re-conceiving the genotype.


In recent decades, the phenotype of an organism (i.e. its traits and behaviour) has been studied as the outcome of a developmental 'programme' coded in its genotype. This deterministic view is implicit in the Modern Synthesis approach to adaptive evolution as a sorting process among genetic variants. Studies of developmental pathways have revealed that… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2017.0009

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