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co·ev·o·lu·tion

(kō'ev-ō-lū'shŭn),
The process whereby genes or gene fragments are changing together and not diverging.

coevolution

(kō′ĕv-ə-lo͞o′shən, -ē-və-)
n.
The process by which two or more interacting species evolve together, each changing as a result of changes in the other or others. It occurs, for example, between predators and prey and between insects and the flowers that they pollinate.

co′ev·o·lu′tion·ar·y adj.
co′e·volve′ (-ĭ-vŏlv′) v.

coevolution

the evolution of unrelated organisms that has taken place together because of the special link between them, e.g. insects and the flowers they pollinate (see ENTOMOPHILY), parasites and their host, members of a symbiotic relationship (see SYMBIOSIS). The ARUM LILY is a notable example, attracting small flies.
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One of the assumptions of the coevolutionary alternation hypothesis is that preference hierarchies are genetically determined, but our study demonstrates that not all foragers' diets are arranged in preference hierarchies.
This present paper continues with this theme to establish one of several possible corollaries derived from [80, 82] by addressing the question of how coevolutionary robustness against errors, error-correction, and phase transitions modeled by the topological dynamics of graphs that can be represented by certain spin glass/error correcting structures that are susceptible to thermodynamic spontaneous symmetry breaking; these factors shed further light to explaining what exactly was the 'accident' that did occur.
Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance.
Parson's suggestion (1995) that these models are at least superficially evolutionist-informed further indicates that decision making should not be treated as a sequential process from a coevolutionary process.
For instance there is a constant increase in the cranial capacity in mammalian predators and prey during the last evolutionary epic presumably caused by a coevolutionary relationship.
Appreciative Inquiry is about the coevolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them.
When the evolution of an ideology is treated as a series of coevolutionary processes that culminate in a complex consisting of mutually assisting ideas, behaviors, and institutions, it is not a far-fetched expectation that mutually beneficial behaviors between bureaucrats and academics will evolve as a part of the complex.
Elaine Kepner, "The Family and the Firm: A Coevolutionary Perspective," Family Business Review 4, no.
Coevolutionary architectures are effective ways to broaden the use of traditional evolutionary alg orithms.
For now the score appears to be Cyphoma 1, gorgonians 0--but I wouldn't count the corals out of this coevolutionary arms race just yet.