Genotype-by-Environment Interaction

The ability of a genotype to alter its phenotype in response to the environment is called phenotypic plasticity

K. Donohue

2016

Scholarcy highlights

  • The ability of a genotype to alter its phenotype in response to the environment is called phenotypic plasticity
  • Genotype-by-environment interaction influences the expression of genetic variation and genetic correlations in different environments and thereby influences evolutionary processes of adaptation
  • Phenotypic plasticity influences several ecological and evolutionary processes, including the ability to inhabit variable environments, adaptation to novel environments, and the ability of populations to persist under conditions of environmental change

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