Genetic editions at times occur as a direct response to environmental stimulus such as stress.
- Antibodies follow antigen
- SOS Response in Bacteria
- Heat Shock Protein in Flies
Since the intentional production of gene variability has not yet been realized, the ability of organisms to adapt almost certainly remains underestimated.
Thermus aquaticus was found in Yellowstone Hotsprings surviving at temperatures up to 176 degrees F.