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Synonyms for evolution

a progression from a simple form to a more complex one

a calculated change in position

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a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

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So, we used the mutually exclusive AA substitutions as candidates of convergent evolution for our research purposes.
Future studies should be able to identify whether the protein that mediates high-affinity choline transport in the sea urchin is indeed highly homologous to the transporter in mammalian brain, or whether the two proteins represent convergent evolution.
However, additional typing methods would be required to verify that the strains are related, rather than exhibiting convergent evolution of their respective spoligotypes.
We tested the hypothesis that convergent evolution of intertidal fishes from central California and central Chile, both cool-temperate regions, has allowed for community convergence by comparing the feeding guilds of Californian fishes with guilds of Chilean fishes.
Condors and vultures, the great gliders of the mountain heights, have very different phylogenetic origins, although convergent evolution means they show many similarities.
Since the Atlantic silverside is often found in the same habitat as the killifishes, the similarities in their visual systems may be due to convergent evolution.
This process, called convergent evolution, is apparent in dolphins and sharks--one's a mammal, the other's a fish.
However, it is often difficult to find such features, and the likelihood of a character being affected by convergent evolution cannot easily be determined objectively (cf.
Paul Labute said, "PSILO can search for and score similar binding pockets in dissimilar proteins, allowing organizations to identify cases of convergent evolution and off-target binding, recognizing potential side effects or new possible therapeutic areas.
According to the study titled "Tthe KalanchoAaAaAeAe1/2 genome provides insigh into convergent evolution and building blocks of crassulacean acid metabolism," crop production is the world's largest consumer of freshwater.
The fact that its head structure is so close to a different group of marine dinosaurs, the long-headed polycotylids, is an example of what's called convergent evolution, in which unrelated animals evolve similar characteristics because they are adapting to similar environments.
Trends in the evolution of body size and brain size are covered, as are biogeographic patterns and instances of convergent evolution.
As such, sex chromosomes represent one of the most pervasive examples of convergent evolution, as analogous yet unrelated sex chromosomes share many unique features that distinguish them from the rest of the genome.
These particular mammals evolved bipedal locomotion and anteriorly positioned foramina magna independently, or as a result of convergent evolution, says Gabrielle Russo, who is a postdoctoral research fellow at Northeast Ohio Medical University and lead researcher of the study.
05 ( ANI ): Scientists have found that there are certain genetic similarities between bats and dolphins and that the evolution of similar traits in different species, a process known as convergent evolution, is widespread not only at the physical level, but also at the genetic level.