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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Conspecific egg destruction by Cerulean Warblers may be adaptive, but it may also be pathological with no adaptive value.
The Build Hypothesis: This expanding line of research explains that the adaptive value of positive emotions is over time, since the resources gained from feeling positive--including physical, social, intellectual, and psychological--"enhance the odds of survival and of living long enough to reproduce.
Additionally, literary Darwinists seem particularly fixated on the issue of the adaptive value of literature and the arts.
We intend to show that assigning adaptive value to CV syllabic structures indiscriminately can be misleading and, contrary to what is concluded by Munroe st al and others, is especially problematic in distal communication.
The functions of adult male long calls in wild orangutans are largely receiver-dependent and the adaptive value of these long distance vocalizations is probably maintained by sexual selection (Winzeler database online).
The ability to eliminate defective cells that would otherwise drain limited resources may be a substantial adaptive value to a clonal population such as a biofilm community.
The theory does not posit any direct or indirect adaptive value for homosexual behavior itself.
The genes we have now were selected for because of their adaptive value in this earlier period of hunting and gathering.
The genes we have now were selected because of their adaptive value in this earlier period of hunting and gathering.
Physiologists quickly detected MBOA in lettuce, spinach, and a host of other plants (50), whereas ecologists recognized the broad adaptive value of coopting such environmentally obtained signals for timing reproductive activity in small mammalian herbivores with seasonal breeding (37,51-53).
Just this year, Robert Wayne of the University of California, Los Angeles has suggested picking out ESUs that are based on traits with adaptive value, such as an ability to withstand saltier water or dryer summers.
These hereditary regularities tend to have some adaptive value, enhancing the ability of those who possess them to survive and reproduce in a given environment, but their precise manifestation will vary with time and place.

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