Dynamics of Developmentally Constrained Populations
error correction (many small mutations have no phenotypic effect);
pleiotropism (one mutation may affect more than a single phenotypic character);
polygenic inheritance (a given phenotypic character is under the dependence of many genes).
KeywordsError Correction Majority Rule Phenotypic Character Developmental Mechanism Adaptive Landscape
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