heterospecific love

Definitions

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  • adj. Of, or belonging to a different species.
  • n. An organism belonging to a different species to another

Etymologies

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hetero- +‎ specific

Examples

  • And the time spent in the area with heterospecific mucus was not significantly different from the time spent in the area with conspecific mucus C in the figure.

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  • We measured egr-1 in the auditory brainstem and its forebrain targets and found that conspecific whine-chucks elicited greater egr-1 expression than heterospecific whines in all but three regions.

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  • Additionally, since there is more heterospecific contact where diversity is high, transmission rates generally decline in diverse ecosystems.

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  • Eavesdropping in bats has been observed in a variety of species and may be very widespread, but it is probably most frequently opportunistic, meaning that bats on the wing hear echolocation calls produced during prey capture and feeding (i.e. feeding buzzes) of another con - or heterospecific bat and approach the source of the sound to profit from the same food source.

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  • C. femoratus, or C. femoratus together with its heterospecific nestmate

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  • Free-living territorial male song sparrows were exposed to either conspecific or heterospecific (control) males in an STI in spring and autumn.

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  • Under the reinforcement model, pre-mating isolation evolves in populations at risk of meeting heterospecific mates in order to avoid producing offspring of reduced fitness

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