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Adaptive radiation

Definition of the noun adaptive radiation

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noun

  1. the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: radiation = the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

Alternative definition of the noun adaptive radiation

noun

  1. [biology] the diversification of species into separate forms that each adapt to occupy a specific environmental niche

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Adaptive radiation: In evolutionary biology, adaptive radiation is a process in which organisms diversify rapidly into a multitude of new forms, particularly when a change in the environment makes new resources available, creates new challenges and opens environmental niches. Starting with a recent single ancestor, this process results in the speciation and phenotypic adaptation of an array of species exhibiting different morphological and physiological traits with which they can exploit a range of divergent environments.

  • also known as 輻射適應

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Google previewWorld History Encyclopedia [21 volumes] (2011)

by Alfred J. Andrea Ph.D.

The Adaptive Radiation of Homo erectus Homo erectus was the first hominid to move out of Africa and disperse into Eurasia. Its large-scale migration represents the first major adaptive radiation in human evolution. This radiation was relatively ...

Google previewArguing for Evolution: An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science (2011)

An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science by Sehoya H. Cotner, Randy Moore

Adaptive radiation describes the origin of new species from a common stock as a result of migration and the colonization of novel habitats. The hundreds of species of cichlid fish in the African Great Lakes are the result of adaptive radiation ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

adaptive radiation 1. A burst of evolution, with rapid divergence from a single ancestral form, that results from ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

Adaptation, Adaptive radiation). Adaptive radiation: Evolution and spread of a single phyletic line of organisms into several distinctive ecological niches resulting in a series of sometimes strikingly different forms, each adapted to a particular ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Science (2012)

Adaptive radiation ¥ Additivity Address ¥ Aerosol Aerosol collector ¥ Alias Aliasing ¥ Allopatric...

Adaptive radiation Evolutionary divergence of members of a single phylogenetic lineage into a variety of different adaptive forms; usually the taxa ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann, Colin Beer

ADAPTIVE RADIATION when settling down for the night; whether it chooses a cliffside or a tree will depend upon its individual experience. In higher vertebrates learned behavioral adaptation can sometimes be passed on from one generation ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2013)

by Robert C. King, Pamela Mulligan, William Stansfield

Darwin observed the adaptive radiation of finch spe— cies on the Galapagos islands. The Hawaiian archi— pelago shows perhaps the most ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

adaptive radiation some substance or system. For example, it may be the tendency of a metal high in the electromotive series to replace another metal lower in the series, e.g. magnesium displacing copper from most of its compounds.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Evolutionary Biology (2009)

by Elizabeth Owen, Eve Daintith

adaptive radiation The gradual formation through evolution of a number of different varieties or species from a common ancestor, each adapted to a ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

adaptive radiation the presence of its substrate. Compare constitutive enzyme. adaptive radiation The gradual formation through evolution of a number of different varieties or species from a common ancestor, each adapted to a different ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2004)

Second Edition by Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks

See also Adaptive Radiation; Darwin, Charles Robert; Evolution; Phenotype; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

adaptive radiation 1. A burst of evolution, with rapid divergence from a single ancestral form, that results from ...

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