assortative mating

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assortative mating

[ə′sȯrd·əd·iv ¦mād·iŋ]
(genetics)
Nonrandom mating with respect to phenotypes.
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Territoriality and non-random mating in Sage Grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus.
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Detecting divergent sites among related individuals and taxa can shed light on the process of adaptive divergence, from non-random mating to the establishment of reproductive barriers.
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