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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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Adaptive evolution of leptin in heterothermic bats.
We reconstructed the most likely history of adaptive evolution with a parsimonious approach.
No genes such as these that affect brains have been found to show adaptive evolution occurring on the chimp lineage since it split from the human lineage.
The Taiwanese TFT-LCD industry had experienced the evolution for three stages in past, by early adaptive evolution and changing to the self-conscious evolution to respond the possible change of the environment in the future and to obtain the largest surviving chance.
This miracle of adaptive evolution exists throughout the Field rather than being generated independently by individual species.
Celebrations are scheduled around the world to honor the scientist who coined the phrase "natural selection" to explain the heritable process by which adaptive evolution occurs.
9 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 270 people the team concluded that "[t]he rate of adaptive evolution in human populations has indeed accelerated" during recent millennia, especially since the Ice Age ending roughly 10,000 years ago (Proc.
Compensatory mutations, antibiotic resistance and the population genetics of adaptive evolution in bacteria.
Caro-Beth Stewart of the State University of New York at Albany notes that colobines are particularly good animals for studying adaptive evolution in molecules.
Therefore, we conclude that, despite their clear impact on fitness, summer heat and winter cold have had little impact on the adaptive evolution of W.
Phenotypic change through time, as well as phenotypic differences among taxa at any point in time, must often reflect adaptive evolution.
At first glance, the adaptive evolution of living organisms and the development of human artifacts seem worlds apart.
The key three elements of the GreenFuel's approach are adaptive evolution of algae, photomodulation (controlling light and dark cycles), and a customizable field bioreactor.
According to the report, "the researchers assessed various means of genetic adaptation, such as mutation, the movement of genes through dispersal, neutral evolution and adaptive evolution through Darwinian natural selection, concluding that the urban environment has an impact on each of these mechanisms of evolution.
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