parallel evolution


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parallel evolution

[′par·ə‚lel ‚ev·ə′lü·shən]
(evolution)
Evolution of similar characteristics in different groups of organisms.
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Does Parallel Evolution Occur Frequently in Edaphic Specialists?
Also, some other data mining algorithms can be improved by using parallel evolution mechanisms and graph membrane structures, such as spectral clustering, support vector machines, and genetic algorithms [1].
Urolithin A's function is the product of tens of millions of years of parallel evolution between plants, bacteria and animals.
Parallel evolution, Moroz proposed: While other branches of the animal family tree shared one path, the comb jellies essentially went down another street as they developed circuits of neurons, nerve cells that control such functions as motion and behavior.
The findings suggest that the parallel evolution of two-legged locomotion and manual dexterity in hands and fingers in the human lineage were a consequence of adaptive pressures on ancestral quadrupeds for balance control by foot digits while retaining the critical capability for fine finger specialization.
Setting aside the cliche of describing a food book as if it were a meal of some sort, one approaches "Dessert Comes First: A Book" by Lori Baltazar (Sketch Books, Inc., Taguig City, 2013, 300 pages) as the product of parallel evolution.
Author Michael Witgen uses this framework to analyze the parallel evolution and convergence of two social worlds: a Native New World and an Atlantic New World that resulted from Native-European encounters in North America.
As there are many species along the human line in the intervals since those separations that do not have anything remotely resembling human, bird or whale "language", I think these must be considered cases of parallel evolution of communication systems and not evolutionary precursors of human language with its unique richness and variety of symbols (vocabulary, syntax) and speed of their production.
Among topics are Elton as neither founder nor siren but prophet, parallel evolution in invasion ecology and restoration ecology, the conceptual threads of biodiversity as a bulwark against invasion, expanding the propagule pressure concept to understand the impact of biological invasions, 50 years of increasing research and decreasing control of cheatgrass, and responses of invasive species to a changing climate and atmosphere.
As Andre Suhr puts it in his contribution, their parallel evolution has influenced 'comics' stories, aesthetics and structural appearances such that comics' visual rhetoric both emulates and informs the city's characteristic modes of perception' (p231).

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