parallel evolution


parallel evolution
The development of different organisms along similar evolutionary paths due to similar selection pressures acting on them.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • parallel evolution — the independent development of closely corresponding adaptive features in two or more groups of organisms that occupy different but equivalent habitats, as marsupial mammals in Australia and placental mammals on other continents. [1960 65] * * *… …   Universalium

  • parallel evolution — the independent evolution of similar structures in two or more rather closely related organisms …   Medical dictionary

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  • parallel evolution — simultaneous development of similar evolutionary traits among unrelated organisms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parallel evolution — par′allel evolu′tion n. bio the independent development of closely corresponding adaptive features in two or more groups of organisms that evolved in different but equivalent habitats • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • parallel evolution — the independent development of closely corresponding adaptive features in two or more groups of organisms that occupy different but equivalent habitats, as marsupial mammals in Australia and placental mammals on other continents. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

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