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Phenotypic Plasticity

By phenotypic plasticity we understand the range of variation a phenotype can asume at a given genotype. Phenotypic plasticity embraces phenotypic changes that are influenced by environmental factors not by inherited genomic factors.

The concept of phenotypic plasticity acknowledges other control mechanisms involved in the development of a specific phenotype. All these intertwined control mechanisms are fauceir of different specificity.


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