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Adaptive Radiation

  1. Courtney J Murren

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001782

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How to Cite

Murren, C. J. 2001. Adaptive Radiation. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Adaptive radiation is a diversification of a single lineage into morphologically or physiologically distinct taxa that are adapted to a certain set of environmental conditions.

Keywords:

  • key innovation;
  • diversification;
  • galapagos finches;
  • hawaiian flora and fauna