adaptive radiation
adaptive radiation adaptive radiation n. 1. (Palaeontology) the evolutionary generation of multiple specialized life forms from one ancestral form, evidenced in the fossil record. The inverse of {extinction}. [PJC]

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  • Adaptive Radiation — am Beispiel der Darwinfinken Schema der Radiation der Darwinfinken aus einem gemeinsamen Vorfahren …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • adaptive radiation — adaptive radiation. См. адаптивная радиация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • adaptive radiation — n evolutionary diversification of a generalized ancestral form with production of a number of adaptively specialized forms * * * evolution from a generalized, primitive species to diverse, specialized species, each adapted to a distinct mode of… …   Medical dictionary

  • adaptive Radiation — adaptive Radiation, evolutive Fortentwicklung einer Ausgangsart in verschiedene Richtungen, d.h. Auffächerung in Arten, die an spezielle Umweltbedingungen (Nischen) angepasst sind. Ein Beispiel sind die Darwin Finken der Galapagos Inseln, die… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • adaptive radiation — n. Biol. the dispersal of, and adaptation to new environments by, a line of animals or plants, resulting in the evolution of divergent forms, often new species, specialized for surviving in the new habitats …   English World dictionary

  • Adaptive radiation — [ 13 finch species found on the Galápagos Archipelago, are thought to have evolved by an adaptive radiation that diversified their beak shapes to adapt them to different food sources.] An adaptive radiation is a rapid evolutionary radiation… …   Wikipedia

  • adaptive radiation — Biol. the diversification of an ancestral group of organisms into a variety of related forms specialized to fit different environments or ways of life, each often further diversifying into more specialized types. [1900 05] * * * ▪ biology… …   Universalium

  • adaptive radiation — Evolutionary diversification of members of a single phyletic line into a series of different niches or adaptive zones …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • adaptive radiation — noun the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches • Hypernyms: ↑radiation …   Useful english dictionary

  • adaptive radiation — noun Date: 1902 evolutionary diversification of a generalized ancestral form with production of a number of adaptively specialized forms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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