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Definition of saltation

What is the definition of "saltation"?
  • noun
  • 1. The act of leaping, jumping, or dancing.
    2. Discontinuous movement, transition, or development; advancement by leaps.
    3. Genetics A single mutation that drastically alters the phenotype.


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  • "One of the primary indications that the RNA signatures are, in fact, remnants of an evolutionary saltation is their discrete character."

    "Alan Fox: If you are using "saltation" in its commonly understood meaning (with Goldschmidt as its premier proponent), I don't think you will find any current evolutionary biologist allowing it as a possibility."

    "If you are using "saltation" in its commonly understood meaning (with Goldschmidt as its premier proponent), I don't think you will find any current evolutionary biologist allowing it as a possibility."

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