coevolution


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coevolution

[¦kō‚ev·ə′lü·shən]
(evolution)
An evolutionary pattern based on the interaction among major groups or organisms with an obvious ecological relationship; for example, plant and plant-eater, flower and pollinator.
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The magic that happened in the early universe that allowed this coevolution can't now be recreated," he says.
In the second place, the coevolution of culture and the human biological constitution does allow for an understanding of how sinning can become "second nature" for all human beings, while maintaining that it is not part of God's good creation.
Understanding their relationship is conducive to exploring the coevolution of both of them and the effective management of insect pests.
As compelling as is the specific narrative about the coevolution of categories of religion, faith, and sexuality in the Atlantic world, the book's biggest contribution may be in the imaginative way Kopelson deploys archival resources to tell stories the archives themselves resist and conceal.
The development and release of this set of alternative documentation pathways is a significant step in the coevolution of LEED and green building codes," said Jeremy Sigmon, director of Technical Policy, USGBC.
The development of galls occurs due to a physiological disorder caused by an intrinsic and specific relationship between plant and insect by high dependency and specificity to small changes in morphological and phenological characteristics of plants, determining degrees of susceptibility and coevolution (Stone & SchSnrogge 2003; Zheng et al.
The research indicates that "the fine-tuning of coevolution between plants and pollinators may be greater than we imagined," says ecologist Ethan Temeles of Amherst College in Massachusetts.
The evolutionary response of predators to dangerous prey: Hotspots and coldspots in the geographic mosaic of coevolution between garter snakes and newts.
The existence of such black holes when the universe was less than one billion years old presents substantial challenges to theories of the formation and growth of black holes and the coevolution of black holes and galaxies," they said.
Based on what we've learned, we know that over the course of 20-thousand years of coevolution, the human body has come to depend on these highly specialized bacteria species as essential nutrients for healthy living.
Writings include "The Evolution of Sexually Antagonistic Phenotypes", "Sexual Conflict, Life Span, and Aging", "Sex Chromosome Drive", "Infanticide as Sexual Conflict: Coevolution of Male Strategies and Female Counterstrategies", "Is Sexual Conflict an 'Engine of Speciation'?