Speciazione simpatrica catastrofica

10:04 Dec 27, 2010
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Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / speciazione - speciation
Italian term or phrase: Speciazione simpatrica catastrofica
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Contesto: speciazione spimpatrica

Frasi: La speciazione simpatrica consiste nella formazione di nuove specie mediante isolamento riproduttivo all'interno dell'areale delle poplazioni parentali senza che intervenga isolamento geografico. Tale processo può realizzarsi con tre differenti modalità che vengono definite: speciazione simpatrica istantanea, speciazione simpatrica graduale e speciazione simpatrica catastrofica.

- La speciazione catastrofica, infine, si realizza in piccole popolazioni, ridotte drasticamente nelle dimensioni da catastrofi ambientali o da impatto antropico, con conseguente selezione di genotipi rari.

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4 +1Sympatric speciation/Catastrophic speciation
texjax DDS PhD
5catastrophic sympathetic speciation
Constantinos Faridis (X)



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catastrophic sympathetic speciation

Page 607 number of species, 77, 590-591 speciation, 48 Bolivia, ..... 235 mites, 193, 199 sympathetic speciation, 27, 28 Islands and archipelagos endemism, ...
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Answers.com - How does allopatric speciation occur
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Is speciation occurs because of separation by a geographical barrier is it called allopatric? What is the difference between sympathetic speciation and ...
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... largely inherited from the anti-catastrophic views of Charles Lyell—was never an essential ... but much of his work should evoke sympathetic attention today. ... such as allopatric speciation), and the latter says nothing of stasis. ...
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The Lost Land of Lemuria - Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic ...
So, in Haeckel's labors of loss, Lemuria functioned for human speciation ...... Even a sympathetic critic like T.G. Flooding History 155 Aravamuthan was ...
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The first edition (1971) of Plant Speciation was well ... The most significant difference I see is that he now seems more sympathetic ... I was surprised not to see anything about catastrophic selection in the text, ...

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Sympatric speciation/Catastrophic speciation

Sympatric speciation
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A speciation in which new species evolve from a single ancestral species while inhabiting the same geographic region. In evolutionary biology and biogeography, sympatric and sympatry are terms referring to organisms whose ranges overlap or are even identical, so that they occur together at least in some places. If these organisms are closely related (e.g. sister species), such a distribution may be the result of sympatric speciation.



Catastrophic speciation: rapid speciation occurs, leading to genetic isolation with little or no morphological differentiation, but without polyploidy. All due to unknown conditions: mutators; environmental stress; all of which cause drastic chromosomal rearrangements.

Note added at 4 hrs (2010-12-27 14:44:30 GMT)

Third, Raven's work on catastrophic speciation identified the importance of chromosomal rearrangements in the evolution of Clarkia Pursh and the ability of new species to inhabit different environments. Current work in Brassica L. has shown that phenotypic changes contributing to speciation events can arise from relatively few chromosomal rearrangements.

Note added at 5 hrs (2010-12-27 15:29:03 GMT)

The latter is an example of catastrophic sympatric speciation.


This is the only online reference where both words appear.

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