character convergence


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character convergence

[′kar·ik·tər kən‚vər·jəns]
(ecology)
A process whereby two relatively evolved species interact so that one converges toward the other with respect to one or more traits.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Competitive exclusion, character convergence, or optimal foraging: which should we expect?
Character convergence. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 4:189-211.
Social mimicry: character convergence versus character displacement.