anagenesis


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an·a·gen·e·sis

(an'ă-jen'ĕ-sis),
1. Repair of tissue.
2. Regeneration of lost parts.
[G. ana, up, + genesis, production]

anagenesis

(ăn′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
An evolutionary process that involves change from an ancestor species to a descendant species without the branching or splitting off of new taxa.

anagenesis

An obsolete term for the regeneration or repair of tissues.

anagenesis

progressive EVOLUTION.
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With an understanding of cladogenesis and anagenesis, students can better appreciate the distinction between descent from a common ancestor and relationships among coexisting modern species.
Arnold discusses how anagenesis of hybrid origin is a problem for conservation biologists and lawmakers trying to protect endangered species, as well as taxonomists and conservation philosophers who depend on unchanging diagnosable characters.
The anagenesis of autopoiesis depends on the openness of biological systems.
This branch length correlation measures the similarity in the amount of anagenesis (reconstructed character state change) that has occurred along each branch of a phylogeny.
The important difference between branching cladogenesis and either continuous anagenesis or bifurcating cladogenesis (such as assumed in many comparative biology techniques; e.
Punctuated anagenesis and the importance of stratigraphy to paleobiology.
It arose as a conceptual macromutation on November 24, 1859 -- "disgorged," as Mencken (1931) put it, "in one stupendous and appalling dose" -- and has undergone stasis or slow anagenesis ever since.