disruptive selection


a: disruptive selection ~
b: stabilizing selection that acts on two modes


"In its effects on quantitative traits, diverging selection is like directional selection that acts in two directions rather than one, whereas disruptive selection is like stabilizing selection that acts on two modes rather than one (see figure 1.1). Evolution under diverging selection has been proposed to explain the evolution of ..."

Writer: Mary Jane West-Eberhard
Date: Jan 20 2018 4:13 PM

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