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con·ver·gent

(kon-ver'jent),
Tending toward a common point.

con·ver·gent

(kŏn-vĕr'jĕnt)
Tending toward a common point.

convergent

(kŏn-vĕr′jĕnt)
Tending toward a common point.
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Based on resource dependence theory (Pfeffer and Salancik, 1978), this study shows that asymmetric dependencies lead a firm to configure an alliance portfolio convergently.
Without a phylogeny of the Salicaceae, we cannot explicitly rule out host phylogeny, yet it is likely that the chemical and physical features shared by many willows have evolved convergently.
Additionally, some neovenatorids survived until late into the Cretaceous, and some taxa (such as Fukuiraptor) are sleek, mid-sized animals that convergently share many features of the appendicular skeleton and the extent of postcranial pneumaticity with bird-like coelurosaurian theropods.
Nevertheless, if functional traits evolve convergently and closely related species tend to be functionally different, environmental filtering is expected to favour co-occurrence of more distantly related species (Webb et al.
Ladder webs apparently evolved convergently in araneids and nephilids, perhaps in order to exploit new websites (trees) or food resources.
Moreover, the inclusion of a holistically-scored essay as one of four convergently valid measures underscores the value of such a format and tends to counter Charney's earlier caveat about the "difficulty of finding a measure of writing whose validity is not in question against which to measure another test" (p.
On the other hand, the evolution of seasonal polyphenism might have evolved convergently.
Developmental plasticity in Macrophiothrix brittlestars: Are morphologically convergent larvae also convergently plastic?
2000) concluded that silk stabilimenta evolved convergently at least nine times among orb weaving spiders.
These results suggest that the gain (or loss) of specialized nodulation behavior has evolved convergently in separate bacterial lineages.
The spirochete symbiotic associations shown here are likely to have evolved convergently under anoxic conditions from unassociated free-swimmers normally seen in hindgut preparations and independently of Proterozoic eukaryosis (Margulis et al.