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Buffer zone

Heat-shock proteins help to protect organisms from external stresses. The idea that they can also buffer against internal — genetic — variations has received support from studies of fruitflies and, now, of plants.

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Pigliucci, M. Buffer zone. Nature 417, 598–599 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/417598a

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