paedomorphosis


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paedomorphosis

(pē′də-môr′fə-sĭs)
n.
Variant of pedomorphosis2.

pae′do·mor′phism n.
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Approximately 10% of all species of salamander express either obligate or facultative paedomorphosis (Lanoo, 2005).
Wood ontogeny as a model for studying heterochrony, with an example of paedomorphosis in Moringa (Moringaceae).
Many populations of the western tiger salamander, Ambystoma mavortium, express facultative paedomorphosis.
Neoteny and progenesis as two heterochronic processes involved in paedomorphosis in Triturns alpestris (Amphibia: Caudata).
Development, however, is a multidimensional process that is hardly uniform over time, and several studies have shown that both paedomorphosis and peramorphosis can be caused by either single or multiple developmental changes (Klingenberg & Spence, 1994; Kluge, 1985; Reilly, 1997).
Approximately 10% of all species of salamander exhibit paedomorphosis, i.
This is accomplished by the process of halting or suppressing development of the internodes, an example of paedomorphosis of the progenesis type.
Maturation can occur as larvae or after metamorphosis, and the frequency of paedomorphosis is associated with the permanence (i.
INTRODUCTION Paedomorphosis is the retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult stage or sexually mature stage of development.