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directed speciation

directed speciation A speciational trend recognized in plants: the species do not conform to a continuum of adaptive types, but rather to a stepwise succession of distinct species. The evolutionary significance of such a trend is unclear. It may relate to differential survival as opposed to differential speciation along an environmental gradient, i.e. to directional species selection rather than directed speciation.

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directed speciation

directed speciation A speciational trend recognized in plants: the species do not conform to a continuum of adaptive types, but rather to a stepwise succession of distinct species. The evolutionary significance of such a trend is unclear. It may relate to differential survival as opposed to differential speciation along an environmental gradient, i.e. to species selection rather than directed speciation.

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"directed speciation." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"directed speciation." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved December 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/directed-speciation-0