ecophenotype


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ecophenotype

a modification of the phenotype of an organism, resulting from environmental influences, that is not heritable. See PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY.
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These elements may represent an ecophenotype, but they may as well represent a transitional form to one of the Protopanderodus species known to succeed P.
alterniflora in C plots ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED], top left): the tall form, characteristically an ecophenotype that grows in creek banks (6), proliferated from minimal cover to about 20% cover by 1998.
The majority of conflicts stem from the morphological plasticity of foraminiferal tests and the lack of clear distinction between ecophenotypes and morphospecies.