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Latent carrier

a person, typically a prospective parent, bearing the appropriate genotype of a trait (homozygous for recessive, homozygous or heterozygous for dominant, hemizygous or homozygous for X-linked) that manifests the trait only under certain conditions, e.g., age, an environmental insult, etc.

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About Physiological Darwinism:From Fitness to Optimality

... selection does not directly target at gene, but targets at gene's carrier (phenotype). And it is not a selection aiming at one trait of the ... but a holistic selection aiming at the phenotype carrier. This latent principle is the most fatal flaw of the Modern Synthesis. Therefore, ...

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by wellalt
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: About Physiological Darwinism:From Fitness to Optimality
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The Fiber Disease

... liver, spleen, bones, lymph nodes, or eyes. Melioidosis may remain latent for years. Even months of treatment with appropriate antibiotics do ... diagnosis requires culturing organisms from body fluids or blood. No carrier state exists; recovery of organisms denotes active disease. Antibiotic ...

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by Skytroll
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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