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gene expression



  1. the detectable effect of a gene.
  2. appearance of an inherited trait; for many genetic (recessiveness, hypostasis, parastasis) and environmental (the absence of pertinent challenges) reasons, a gene may not be expressed at all. In those circumstances, it will have no impact on Darwinian evolution.
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