sibling species


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sibling species

n.
Any of two or more species that are very similar morphologically.

sibling species

see SPECIES.
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Rapid evolution of courtship song pattern in Drosophila willistoni sibling species.
Recognizing that sibling species complexes occur among many medically important insects, new complementary tools were required to provide greater accuracy in taxonomic and epidemiological studies.
The infected specimens have been identified as sibling species S of the An.
The sister-group relationship between PST and all other populations (evident in both the allozyme and mtDNA trees) is consistent with this hypothesis (see Thorpe 1984; Zink and Dittman 1993), and such a scenario of speciation can potentially explain why so many sibling species on linear coastlines tend to develop sympatric distributions.
Four additional sibling species, which are hardly distinguishable from each other superficially, are described from New Guinea.
The chromosomal basis of sexual isolation in two sibling species of Drosophila: D.
We extracted DNA from 418 mosquitoes and analyzed it for sibling species of the An.
The true identity of Copeland's aquatic scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) from Indiana and recognition of a sibling species from Texas.
caspius sibling species (A or B) in the country (3).
Nevertheless, many marine taxa with high dispersal potential that once were thought to represent single species are actually sibling species complexes with very low genetic distances, implying recent species formation (Knowlton 1993).
Molecular and reproductive characterization of sibling species in the European earwig (Forficula auricularia).
decipiens species complex consists of at least 5 sibling species (genetically but not morphologically distinguishable): P.