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The formation of canals or channels in a tissue.

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The Biology Online definition for "decanalization" was very ambiguous and weak. Might I suggest the following definition: "Canalization is the phenotypic robustness, i.e. the ability of a population to produce the same phenotype, regardless of variability in its environment or ...

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by nebertdw
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Genetics
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Evolution in Islands

Canalization is a process by which developmental process becomes insensitive to environmental and genetic fluctuation. There is some 'buffering' that is built up so that it becomes very stable. I like to view it as a bumper ...

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by David George
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution in Islands
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Can the process of meisios become cancerous?

... the initial production of trophoblast. It is thus of the utmost theoretical importance that the trophoblast cell has never been found outside the canalization of normal pregnancy except as one of the most malignant exhibitions of cancer. And unlike all other cells of the life-cycle, the trophoblast ...

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by Poison
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Can the process of meisios become cancerous?
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