Beyond the Genome
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Stent, G. S. 2006. Beyond the Genome. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Beyond the genome lies the phenome, which term denotes the global – partly impressionistic – set of traits according to which biologists categorize an organism as a member of one particular taxonomic entity rather than of another. Although there does exist a causal ontogenetic relation between genome and phenome, it is not the case that an organism's genome can be usefully considered as a one-dimensional representation of its multidimensional phenome.
- genetic information;
- epigenetic landscape;
- nervous system;
- Siamese cat