coadapted


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

coadapted

(kō′ə-dăp′tĭd)
adj.
1. Of or relating to characteristics of two or more species that have evolved through mutually beneficial interactions between the species.
2. Of or relating to alleles at two or more genetic loci that have become established because they are beneficial in combination with each other, but not with other alleles.

co′ad·ap·ta′tion (-ăd-ăp-tā′shən) n.
References in periodicals archive ?
Government practices, such as censorship and trade restrictions, that are institutional components of coadapted ideological complexes heavily influence the spread of ideas in society in favor of the survival of their co-ideas in the complexes.
is the object of David Sutcliffe's desire in this gay film noir directed by David Moreton (Edge of Seventeen), who coadapted James Robert Baker's novel with frequent Advocate contributor Dennis Hensley.
Each heterochromatic block, through its chiasma displacement effect, can keep in its proximity certain favorable allele combinations of different genes ("coadapted gene pools") (17).
Therefore, adaptation to different local conditions could be one reason for the comparatively low heterosis values, and could be explained through coadapted genes, at many loci, interacting in an epistatic manner.
Recombination in [F.sub.2]s could disrupt coadapted resistance mechanisms.
If stabilizing selection causes sexual traits to be well coadapted within species, then low variation and low asymmetry is expected within species, because any deviation from the norm becomes detrimental.
A challenge for coevolutionary studies is to determine whether traits that result in coordinated dispersal are a general and ancestral feature of associations thought to be strongly coadapted.
Outbreeding depression is a decrease in fitness of progeny upon breakup of coadapted gene complexes resulting from mating of distantly related individuals (Dobzhansky 1937).
These advantages probably were acquired by generation of new coadapted gene complexes in the Rb chromosomes (Theiler et al.
This core also preserves the coadapted gene complexes represented in the entire collection (Upadhyaya et al., 2002).
(2) Coadapted genes determining parental traits would be broken-up by the hybridization, especially in advanced generations of hybrids (complex backcrosses).