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 Build Hypothesis: This expanding line of research explains that the adaptive value of positive emotions is over time, since the resources gained from feeling positive--including physical, social, intellectual, and psychological--"enhance the odds of survival and of living long enough to reproduce.
Once host tissues age by the time of the galling larvae establishment can influence on the degree of cell hypertrophy and tissue hyperplasia observed, and these alterations can be used to indicate the adaptive value of the gall for the galling insect, the objectives of this work were to draw histological parameters that can be used to differentiate galls induced in young leaves from those induced in mature ones, and also evaluate the anatomical features related to the adaptive value of the gall for the galling insect nutrition, and protection against natural enemies or abiotic features.
Additionally, literary Darwinists seem particularly fixated on the issue of the adaptive value of literature and the arts.
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.
The functions of adult male long calls in wild orangutans are largely receiver-dependent and the adaptive value of these long distance vocalizations is probably maintained by sexual selection (Winzeler database online).
The ability to eliminate defective cells that would otherwise drain limited resources may be a substantial adaptive value to a clonal population such as a biofilm community.
Thus, an attachment to the father has adaptive value in insuring physical survival in the face of external threat.
The theory does not posit any direct or indirect adaptive value for homosexual behavior itself.
The genes we have now were selected for because of their adaptive value in this earlier period of hunting and gathering.
The genes we have now were selected because of their adaptive value in this earlier period of hunting and gathering.
Physiologists quickly detected MBOA in lettuce, spinach, and a host of other plants (50), whereas ecologists recognized the broad adaptive value of coopting such environmentally obtained signals for timing reproductive activity in small mammalian herbivores with seasonal breeding (37,51-53).

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