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Interspecific Coevolution

  1. George D Weiblen

Published Online: 11 MAR 2004

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003667

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How to Cite

Weiblen, G. D. 2004. Interspecific Coevolution. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2004

Abstract

Interspecific coevolution occurs when two or more species are agents of selection on each other and respond to each other through reciprocal genetic changes that increase fitness.

Keywords:

  • adaptation;
  • cospeciation;
  • diversification;
  • natural selection;
  • phylogeny