Without phaenotypic variation, there would be no evolution by natural selection.

phaenotype – wiki – hello

Something new comes up after a good observation. This mostly refers to flirt and sex, but at this very moment I’m introducing my new project; phaenotype.

This blog is about writing down things an optical nerve -well, my optical nerve- gets attracted to. Although it’s a very general statement to describe the blog’s main points, it’s personality will be uncovered by time.

For all those who are familiar with scientific terms in Greek, phaenotype is consisted of two words; phaeno (φαίνω) which means “I shine” or “I appear” and type (τύπος) which is type. Obviously.

There’s an interesting perspective on phaenotype from Wikipedia:

Phaenotypic variation (due to underlying heritable genetic variation) is a fundamental prerequisite for evolution by natural selection. It is the living organism as a whole that contributes (or not) to the next generation, so natural selection affects the genetic structure of a population indirectly via the contribution of phenotypes. Without phenotypic variation, there would be no evolution by natural selection.

Without phaenotypic variation, there would be no evolution by natural selection.

The interaction between genotype and phaenotype has often been conceptualized by the following relationship:

genotype (G) + environment (E) → phaenotype (P)

A more nuanced version of the relationship is:

genotype (G) + environment (E) + genotype & environment interactions (GE) → phaenotype (P)

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