mosaic evolution


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mosaic evolution

a form of evolution where various characters or structures of a particular phenotype have different rates of change.
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This, as the team described, is the case of mosaic evolution, where animals develop physical features at different times, despite living during the same period.
The aim of the research was to find out if different parts of the brain can respond independently of each other to evolutionary stimulus (mosaic evolution) or whether the brain responds as a whole (concerted evolution).
Mosaic evolution of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.