Divergent adaptation | Article about divergent adaptation by The Free Dictionary
divergent adaptation[də′vər·jənt ‚ad‚ap′tā·shən]
Adaptation to different kinds of environment that results in divergence from a common ancestral form. Also known as branching adaptation; cladogenic adaptation.
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Several species of Brachyrhaphis occupy a range of habitats and freshwater communities, resulting in divergent adaptation
to unique selective pressures.