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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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So we measured the noise-reducing spectrum of several plant species, compared the influences of different noise frequencies, and examined the characteristics of the foliage for noise reduction by creating a general ecotypic sound barrier made up of several plant species.
Millien V, Lyons KS, Olson L, Smith FA, Wilson AB, Yom-Tov Y (2006) Ecotypic variation in the context of global climate change: revisiting the rules.
The project exploits these ecotypes and variations to give students an opportunity to explore ecotypic differentiation and speciation as a scientific hypothesis.