genetic assimilation The fixation of a genetic character being influenced by artificial environmental changes, not evident in the original phenotype.
genetic balance Harmonious interaction of genes ensuring normal development of the organism; genic balance.
genetic code Genetic information that is encoded into DNA and transcribed to messenger RNA which forms peptides by genetic translation.
genetic drift Genetic changes in isolated populations caused by random phenomena rather than by natural selection. see population, local.
genetic engineering Manipulation of DNA from different species to form recombinant DNA including genes from both species.
genetic equilibrium Condition of gene frequencies and genotypes in large populations that remain stable from generation to generation.
genetic homeostasis The tendency of a population to balance its genetic composition and to resist sudden changes.
genetic isolation Having sterility barriers preventing interbreeding between two or more populations.
genetic map A chromosome map; relative distance between genes on a chromosome measured by crossing over and recombinations; may be recombination of genes (chromosome map) or within genes (gene map).
genetic polymorphism The long-term common occurrence of 2 or more genotypes in a population which cannot be accounted for by recurrent mutation.
genetics n. [Gr. genesis, beginning] The science of heredity and variation.
genetic variability Inheritable variation caused by genetic change not by environment.
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