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  • noun biology The condition of being allopatric

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  • noun the occurrence of related organisms in separate geographical areas with no overlap


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  • On the contrary, the evolutionary explanation for biological diversification is genetic divergence following allopatry in divergent ecosystems.

    Against Darwinism

  • Intriguingly, the Great black-backed gull L. marinus was not an outgroup to the Herring gull-Lesser black-backed complex as usually thought, but was actually nested within the complex and probably evolved (in allopatry with L. argentatus) in northeastern N. America.

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  • The classical explanation of the presence of such polymorphic species is that during the last ice ages the South American rainforests were assumed to have been fragmented and the species to have evolved in allopatry in the remaining forest refugia before the gaps were reforested.

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  • In extreme cases of allopatry, there will be no gene flow between the diverging populations.

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  • Dr. Mallet's seminar was about the speciation processes in Heliconius butterflies of South America and whether or not these butterflies speciate in allopatry or sympatry.

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  • One long standing controversy in evolutionary biology is about the respective contributions sympatry and allopatry have made during the origins of the millions of species that now exist.

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  • Also, Martin, you have to admit that I've come a long way from going to VEG meetings without knowing what allopatry meant...

    Pseudo-Rant: Population Genetics...

  • As I begin to map more precisely the areas where elegant and Gambel's quail co-occur (called sympatry) and occur separately (allopatry), I am joined by an assistant, Rafael Angel Arena Wong.

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  • With about 120 colour morphs currently assigned to six nominal species, the genus Tropheus is an ideal model to study evolutionary divergence of populations in allopatry.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • The petalless irresistibly and quadruplicate aden that she had formless her spill to not anaphase her maldivian caudated by blebby allopatry.

    Rational Review


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