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Title: The mechanisms of evolutionary flexibility in earthworm genomes
Author: Rimmington, Oliver John
ISNI:       0000 0004 9347 1513
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2018
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Many individual organisms have latent phenotypic potentials which are never realised within their lifespans. This potential can include a huge diversity of dormant adaptations across the tree of life, such as the ability to tolerate radical changes in temperature, survive restricted nutrient availability, and resist toxins and parasites. Prior to unrealised phenotypic potentials are necessarily information potentials residing in a dormant state also. This thesis investigates the systematic interactions of facultative morphologies and atavistic adaptivity with the evolutionary systems which propagate them. Earthworms as models are for these purposes an almost archetypal form of a high-latent-potential organism. Examples abound of their thriving as peregrine species with near-global ranges.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Q Science (General)