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autochthonous

[ȯ′täk·thə·nas]
(ecology)
Pertaining to organisms or organic sediments that are indigenous to a given ecosystem.
(geology)
Having been formed or occurring in the place where found.
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These strains clustered with HEV previously found in case-patients with nonimported acute hepatitis E (9-12,14) in the United States (Figure), suggesting that the nontravelers were infected by autochthonously circulating HEV.
Encoding imperatives of capitalist commerce into what once was autochthonously evolving nature is most evident in the bioengineering of new plant and animal species.
With hypotheses about the colonists' breeding systems and lineages descended from these colonists, in lieu of more detailed phylogenies for most taxa, it is possible to distinguish current dioecious species that arose from dioecious colonists from those species where dioecy evolved autochthonously (in situ) within the Hawaiian Islands.
major, occurs autochthonously in Afghanistan, but little is known about its regional and seasonal distribution or other disease characteristics (6,7).
In at least 12 cases, monomorphic colonists evolved dimorphism autochthonously in the Hawaiian Islands (Sakai et al.