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 diet of killer whales varies greatly among populations, and prey specialization is usually one of the defining characteristics of the different ecotypes (e.
In this study, it was used multiple regression analysis to identify associations between ISSR and RAPD markers with some agronomic traits in lemon balm ecotypes.
One ecotype from more or less temperate oceanic climates in northern Europe, Great Britain [8] and northern France [21] has a hatching period in springtime.
The latter result was also visible in the life form and ecotype data.
Lowest value of calcium was seen in ecotype E10 of Ficus palmata grown in AJK which is 175 mg/100g.
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The increase in TSS during the ripening process is a marked characteristic in cape gooseberry fruits of ecotype Colombia (Fischer and Ludders, 1997), and it is attributed to the hydrolysis of starch and polysaccharides of the cell wall that give rise to soluble sugars (Kays, 2004; Menendez et al.
Composition of prairie mix and their ecotypes Species Scientific name Big bluestem Andropogon gerardii Switch grass Panicum virgatum Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans Wild senna Senna (Cassia) hebecarpa Oxeye sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides Showy tick-trefoil Desmodium canadense Species Ecotype % of population Big bluestem 'Prairie View'-IN Ecotype 30 Switch grass Cave-In-Rock 20 Shawnee 20 Kanlow 10 Indian grass 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype 10 Wild senna VA and WV Ecotype 5 Oxeye sunflower PA Ecotype 3 Showy tick-trefoil PA Ecotype 2 Table 2.
300 RNC/MAPA, provided by the Embrapa Eastern Amazon, Belem, PA) and the ecotype Hideo (obtained from a local producer, in Santa Izabel, PA).
Therefore, these physiological characters and their adaptation to ecological conditions in their geographical range are crucial to describe particular honeybee population as subspecies or ecotype.