definition of polymorphism

Francisco Villamon fvillamon at
Wed Dec 2 19:39:45 EST 1998

Polymorphism: is refered to any difference among two or more species or  
between individuals of the same specie. It is necesary that the 
differential features be inheritable.
This is my idea.

----Original Message Follows----
Date: 1 Dec 1998 23:27:27 -0800
From: yzli at LIFE.SDU.EDU.CN (Li Yuezhong)
Reply-To: yzli at LIFE.SDU.EDU.CN (Li Yuezhong)
To: "bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts mail newsgroup" <bionet-news at>
Subject: definition of polymorphism


In my recent teaching for students, I read the word "polymorphism" many 
However, I can't find its exact definition.

Could you help me?

Thanks in advance.


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