Definitions

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  • adjective genetics Of or pertaining to epistasis, the interaction between genes.

Etymologies

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Adjective form of epistasis; compare static and stasis.

Examples

  • Guts: Again, my understanding is that changes to amino acid sequence are immensely context-dependent (i.e. their effect depends extensively on which other mutations are already present, or epistatic interactions) and only very small number of selectively important trajectories are likely to exist to high-fitness proteins.

    The Weasel Thread

  • Again, my understanding is that changes to amino acid sequence are immensely context-dependent (i.e. their effect depends extensively on which other mutations are already present, or epistatic interactions) and only very small number of selectively important trajectories are likely to exist to high-fitness proteins.

    The Weasel Thread

  • Professor Flegr has mentioned also pleiotropy and epistatic interactions mentioned in PZMyers article using layman words.

    It's more than genes, it's networks and systems - The Panda's Thumb

  • Professor Flegr has mentioned also pleiotropy and epistatic interactions mentioned in PZMyers article using layman words.

    It's more than genes, it's networks and systems - The Panda's Thumb

  • That would depend on the actual degree of interbreeding, along with mutation rate, population size, epistatic interactions, etc.

    "Intraspecific macroevolution" within domestic dog breeds - The Panda's Thumb

  • One of the experimenters concluded that changes to amino acid sequence are immensely context-dependent (i.e. their effect depends extensively on which other mutations are already present, epistatic interactions), and why a only very small number of selectively important trajectories are likely to exist to high-fitness proteins.

    Death of a popular anti-ID argument

  • One of the experimenters concluded that changes to amino acid sequence are immensely context-dependent (i.e. their effect depends extensively on which other mutations are already present, epistatic interactions), and why a only very small number of selectively important trajectories are likely to exist to high-fitness proteins.

    Death of a popular anti-ID argument

  • His key observations of abundant epistatic effects among mutations is just another way of observing that the genetic variability of a trait is under genetic control.

    Darwin and neutrality - The Panda's Thumb

  • We propose that the genotype-phenotype map can evolve by two main routes: epistatic mutations, or the creation of new genes.

    Darwin and neutrality - The Panda's Thumb

  • We propose that the genotype-phenotype map can evolve by two main routes: epistatic mutations, or the creation of new genes.

    Darwin and neutrality - The Panda's Thumb

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  • Sometimes, epistatic, or modifier genes influence the expression of primary genes.
    Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (New York: Scribner, 2012)

    December 26, 2015