Alternative adaptations , speciation , and phylogeny ( A Review ) ( polymorphism / epigenetlc plasticity / macroevolutlon / punctuated equilibria / regulatory evolution

  • MARY JANE WEST-EBERHARD

Abstract

Alternative adaptations-different adaptive phenotypes maintained in the same life stage and the same population but not necessarily simultaneously expressed in the same individual-represent contrasting character sets produced by the same genome, in effect allowing a single species to occupy more than one sympatric niche. Such alternatives are particularly… (More)

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