ecotype


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ecotype

(ē′kə-tīp′, ĕk′ə-)
n.
A genetically distinct population of plants, animals, or other organisms that is found in a particular habitat.

e′co·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.

ecotype

the product arising as a result of the response of the GENOTYPE of an organism to the particular habitat in which it lives, for example, Plantago maritima has a height of about 17.5 cm in waterlogged mud and 56 cm in fertile meadow. See also PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY.

ecotype

a breed or race within a species adapted to a specific environment.
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The offshore ecotype of bottlenose dolphins is generally found in waters >40 m deep but has been observed as close as 7.
brevicaule complex, even if not distinct species, are certainly ecotypes that encompass genetic variation that may be important in future potato breeding.
Other geographical variation in morphology for subspecies of this large cervid was thought to be nutritional, and such differences were best regarded as ecotypes (Geist 1998).
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Ecotype A9 has a rose-colored calyx and belongs to the botanical type "Yakua", which has a medium sized calyx and is cultivated mainly for its leaves and seeds.
This ecotype is a comparatively homogeneous unit, located on an extensive drumlinized till plateau surrounding periglacial lake deposits and dissected by many rivers, lakes, and wetlands.
Students will grow different ecotypes of Arabidopsis under different environmental conditions and measure "fitness" of the ecotype to each treatment.
galloprovicialis spat settle on the eyestocks and mouthparts of the crab, which are the only hard substrate in that particular ecotype, effectively killing the animal.
The majority of killer whales in the eastern Aleutian Islands are the resident ecotype, which does not consume marine mammals.
Species, ecotype and cultivar differences in spikelet fertility and harvest index of rice in response to high temperature stress.
1999), with the former ecotype having a higher red fluorescence and a higher (2- to 10-fold) chl