adaptive value


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adaptive value

The sum total of an organism’s genotypic and phenotypic characteristics which affect its fitness in a particular ecosystem.
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We can better inform staff and keepers about the adaptive value of such sensitivity and its flexibility, as well as identify which individuals may be more at risk of infection and therefore require more attention," she added in the study.
We hypothesise that these seasonal changes could have adaptive value," says L'e1zaro, who led the work.
The ability to focus attention and to filter unessential material is of obvious adaptive value.
It may be only in such a society that the ability to follow pointing has adaptive value, or, more generally, elephant society may have selected for an ability to understand when others are trying to communicate with them, and they are thus able to work out what pointing is about when they see it.
His primary question concentrates on what adaptive value is served by specific behaviors, and he considers social, anti-predator, mating, and parental behavior, then presents examples of how the developmental and physiological mechanisms underlying animal behavior work and why they can be studied in terms of their adaptive value.
The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions: The theory explains the adaptive value of positive emotions.
From there, with your goal race in mind, you must test the workout a few times, establishing the exertion structure of it first in order to gain any adaptive value from it.
It is a central feature in the lives of all young primates and most young mammals underscoring its lengthy evolutionary history and adaptive value.
Consequently, the age of the tissues by the time of oviposition can alter the patterns of anatomical development and the adaptive value of the gall.
This book documents the adaptive value and consequences of phenotypic plasticity in insects.
It builds on Tinbergen's famous four aims of all behavior study (Tinbergen, "On the Aims"): the study of causal mechanisms (stimuli, hormones, and neural mechanisms), development, adaptive value (or function), and evolution (both pattern and process).

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