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Relating to genes:‘a genic mutation’
- ‘The simplest case involving natural selection is genic selection in the absence of extinction and recolonization.’
- ‘Reproductive isolation is often caused by the disruption of genic interactions that evolve in geographically separate populations.’
- ‘More generally, there is a need to discriminate between the effects of chromosomal rearrangements and linked genic incompatibilities in both plants and animals.’
- ‘This, in turn, should help us identify selective forces that act within genes and thereby understand which genic features are of functional significance.’
- ‘Therefore, different grass lineages show lineage-specific patterns of local evolution in genic and intergenic sequences.’
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