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  • v. Present participle of speciate.

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Examples

  • Professor Dalke had offered in lecture that "everyone has a predecessor" regardless if the author believed it or not Is the fictional literary community simply varying or "speciating" at a slower rate?

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  • And it was almost certainly the geographical isolation permitted by the spaced-out pattern of the islands that made possible the initial separation between the ancestral land iguanas and the newly speciating marine iguanas.

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  • If they were too common – if, say, iguanas drifted from Guadeloupe to Anguilla every year – the incipiently speciating population on Anguilla would be continually swamped by incoming gene flow and therefore could not diverge from the Guadeloupe population.

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  • This means that any group that has been sitting around and speciating in its niche for 64 million years will have experienced a large number of extinctions, probably 10 times or more extinct species than there are living species.

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  • Here's a fascinating Usenet thread discussing the presentation -- are fans speciating?

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  • In his view, the hosts on which lice were speciating during the Cretaceous could have been a different branch of the mammalian family tree, all of whose species are extinct.

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  • "They tend to start speciating into different groups."

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  • And, most importantly, not speciating very often, since easy speciation requires isolation!

    Pharyngula

  • So, what exactly prevents lions and tigers from speciating?

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  • We examined how two of these mechanisms, changes in gene expression and changes in gene coding sequence, have generated an incredibly diverse set of visual systems in rapidly speciating African cichlids.

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