adaptive radiation


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the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches

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To test the adaptive radiation idea, they analyzed the colony forms of 183 neograptine and diplograptine species that lived before, during or after the Ordovician mass extinction - a total of 9 million years of graptoloid history.
Molecular systematics and adaptive radiation of Hawaii's endemic damselfly genus Megalagrion (Odonata: Coenagrionidae).
Phylogeny, adaptive radiation, and historical biogeography of Bromeliaceae inferred from ndhF sequence data.
Recent studies, such as those on cichlid fish, (2) have shed new light on the numerous patterns and mechanisms for rapid speciation and adaptive radiation.
Another benefit of this design is the ability to quickly and easily reposition the patient multiple times during adaptive radiation therapy.
Much like Darwin's finches in the Galapagos, this rapid evolution seems to have been shaped by the species' interactions with their environments--a process called adaptive radiation.
The last section, Patterns of Evolution, covers convergent evolution, co-evolution, adaptive radiation, causes of mass extinctions, and other topics pertinent to New Zealand species.
They continue to provide rigorous yet accessible text on structure and function, including modes of feeding, control systems, environmental adaptations and reproduction; adaptive radiation and diversity, including the morphology, fossil history and conservation of orders and families; behavior and ecology, including spatial relations, sexual selection, parental care, mating systems, social behavior and community ecology; and special topics including parasites and their relation to disease, domestication and domesticated mammals, and conservation.
Their department offers patients IMRT, image-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, proton therapy, CT simulations, adaptive radiation therapy and the newest immobilization devices.
Explosive speciation at the base of the adaptive radiation of miocene grazing horses" in Nature 336 (1988): 466-68 and Larson, A.
Adaptive radiation involves the diversification of species each adapted to exploit different ecological roles.
They're stunning examples of adaptive radiation, or different species originating from a common ancestor, says Schneider.
More notably, however, I think it will prove to be telling evidence of the adaptive radiation of fossil ape-like creatures that included the common ancestor of modern humans and chimpanzees.
Darwin's finches, which developed distinctive anatomy, particularly beak shape and size, are the most striking examples of two aspects of the evolutionary process, specifically geographic isolation and adaptive radiation.
Adaptive radiation of Hawaiian species has been aided by the isolation of the archipelago and by its distinctive geological origin from a "hot spot" in the Earth's mantle beneath the Pacific tectonic plate.
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