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xaptonuonXaptonuon (ger.)

  • A nuon which is an exaptation, i.e. a nuon with a certain function which was originally selected for a different function. (HWB)
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    If such a potonuon has been coopted into a variant or novel function, an evolutionary process termed ›exaltation‹, we employ the term ›xaptonuon‹.
    Brosius, J. & Gould, S.J. (1992). “genomenclature”: a comprehensive (and respectful) taxonomy for pseudogenes and other “junk DNA”. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 89, 10706-10710: 10706; id. (1993). Molecular constructivity. Nature 365, 102.