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Synonyms for adaptation

Synonyms for adaptation

the act of making suitable to an end or the condition of being made suitable to an end

adjustment to a changing environment

Synonyms for adaptation

a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form

(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

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Because high water temperature has a negative effect on zebra mussels, it acts as a selective agent and could potentially drive genetic adaptation in zebra mussel populations inhabiting areas with relatively high temperatures.
Salient long-term issues, which potentially can be addressed through the use of natural springs, include: 1) regulation of physiological acclimation through slow plant and soil processes, 2) genetic adaptation to a gradual increase in atmospheric C[O.
and the new genetic variation that arises by spontaneous mutation and that could allow rapid genetic adaptation, as shown in the present experiment.
Genetic adaptation is the central theme in plant breeders' efforts to shape population gene pools to the environmental challenges of climatic, edaphic, and biotic stresses.
These regional differences indicate that the fungus has a very high potential for genetic adaptation.
Those that do stay to breed introduce irrelevant genes into pristine stocks in which genetic adaptation to local environmental conditions is of premium value for survival.
If genetic adaptation were to succeed in improving document descriptions, then, on the average, the level of association between a document and its relevant queries should be higher in generation 40, upon completion of the simulation, than it was in generation 1 using the original set of descriptions.
Objective: Natural populations are continually exposed to environmental change and respond in the short-term via plastic mechanisms and over longer time periods by genetic adaptation.
Tibetans inherited a genetic adaptation to high altitudes from an extinct group of human relatives called Denisovans, a new study finds.
This is stage of adoption to a new host which leads to possible genetic adaptation in the virus.
A second study led by HMS researchers, also published in Nature Genetics this week, adds to the picture of human evolution, describing a newly observable form of recent genetic adaptation.
The emergence of a new cycle requires some genetic adaptation of the virus in the new host.
Moreover they sequenced transcriptomes of sea ice species and communities - the goal of these studies was to decode the active genes contributing to the genetic adaptation of these species to the extreme Antarctic environment.