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spe·ci·a·tion

(spē'shē-ā'shŭn),
The evolutionary process by which diverse species of animals or plants are formed from a common ancestral stock.

speciation

/spe·ci·a·tion/ (spe″se-a´shun) the evolutionary formation of new species.

speciation

(spē′shē-ā′shən, -sē-)
n.
The formation of new biological species through the process of evolution.

spe′ci·ate′ v.
spe′ci·a′tion·al adj.

spe·ci·a·tion

(spē'shē-ā'shŭn)
The evolutionary process by which diverse species of animals or plants are formed from a common ancestral stock.

speciation

the process by which new species are formed. Speciation occurs when gene flow has effectively ceased between populations where it previously existed and is brought about by ISOLATING MECHANISMS.see GEOGRAPHICAL ISOLATION.
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A rich tradition in paleontology involves attempts to distinguish bursts of speciation and extinction from stochastic "background" rates for these phenomena.
The method should be ideally suited for identifying ancient bursts of speciation in molecular (or other) phylogenies estimated from living species, even when the exact branching order of particular lineages is uncertain (as may often be the case in phylogenetic appraisals that involve many taxa, close nodes, and limited amounts of genetic or other information; see Hoelzer and Melnick 1994).
To test for ancient bursts of speciation using the statistical approach of Wollenberg et al.
Temporal Speciation Patterns in Cichlids and Icefishes.
The cdf of normalized branching times in this tree did not differ significantly from the null expectation generated under a Markovian process of stochastic speciation and extinction for a clade of this size ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3D OMITTED]; Table 1).