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genetic swamping


loss of rare alleles in a population as a result of repeated mating of individuals possessing these alleles with wild-type individuals.
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evolutionary classification


classification of organisms based on levels of evolutionary advancement.
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hierarchy


an ordering of groups in which larger groups encompass sets of smaller groups.
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recombinational speciation


formation of new diploid species from hybrids between existing species.
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transgressive segregation


in a hybrid F2 generation, the formation of individuals with features surpassing those of the parental species.
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adaptive radiation


rapid speciation and diversification of a group into unoccupied ecological niches.
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agamospermy


production by plants of seeds in which the embryo is derived (without fertilization) from diploid cells of the parent.
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allelic substitution


the replacement at a genetic locus of one allele by another as a result of mutation or recombination; the basic process of genetic change in a population.
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allometry


change in a measurable aspect of an organism (such as shape) with increase or decrease in size.
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allopatry


the condition of two organisms or groups of organisms inhabiting different places.
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