adaptive value


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adaptive value

[ə′dap·tiv ′val·yü]
(genetics)
The property of a given genotype that confers fitness to an organism in a given environment.
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The ability to focus attention and to filter unessential material is of obvious adaptive value.
He added that the near universal presence of religion indicates some adaptive value.
The new offerings further extend IBM's leadership in enabling an adaptive value chain, where it is already helping 160,000 global businesses manage the flow of critical corporate data and mitigate organizational risk.
It may be only in such a society that the ability to follow pointing has adaptive value, or, more generally, elephant society may have selected for an ability to understand when others are trying to communicate with them, and they are thus able to work out what pointing is about when they see it.
His primary question concentrates on what adaptive value is served by specific behaviors, and he considers social, anti-predator, mating, and parental behavior, then presents examples of how the developmental and physiological mechanisms underlying animal behavior work and why they can be studied in terms of their adaptive value.
The female Cerulean Warbler that destroyed the eggs of a conspecific could have done so as: (1) an adaptive sexual strategy, (2) a strategy to reduce local competition for resources, (3) an exploitation strategy, or (4) a pathological behavior with no adaptive value.
The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions: The theory explains the adaptive value of positive emotions.
From there, with your goal race in mind, you must test the workout a few times, establishing the exertion structure of it first in order to gain any adaptive value from it.
This book documents the adaptive value and consequences of phenotypic plasticity in insects.
It builds on Tinbergen's famous four aims of all behavior study (Tinbergen, "On the Aims"): the study of causal mechanisms (stimuli, hormones, and neural mechanisms), development, adaptive value (or function), and evolution (both pattern and process).
1996, 1999, 2000) and Melvin and Carol Ember (1999, 2000) have addressed this question by attempting to demonstrate the adaptive value of a consonant-vowel (CV) syllable structure.
The presumption is that bioluminescence has some sort of adaptive value.

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