Definition of Microevolution

1. Noun. Evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies.




Definition of Microevolution

1. Noun. small-scale changes in the history of life, such as changes in allele frequencies in a population (over a few generations); also known as change at or below the species level. ¹

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Definition of Microevolution

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Medical Definition of Microevolution

1. Evolution on a molecular level (changes within DNA, i.e. Mutations), an individual organism level (DNA recombination, chromosomal mutations, reproduction, natural selection, etc.), and a population level (genetic drifts, phyletic shifts, founder effects, etc.). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microevolution

microencapsulation
microencapsulations
microencephaly
microendoscopic
microengineering
microenterprise
microenterprises
microenvironment
microenvironmental
microenvironmentally
microenvironments
microerythrocyte
microetching technique
microeukaryote
microeukaryotes
microevolution (current term)
microevolutionary
microevolutions
microexfoliation
microexplosion
microexplosions
microexplosive
microexpression
microexpressions
microextraction
microextrusion
microfabric
microfabricate
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microfabricates

Literary usage of Microevolution

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1. The People by J. L. Angel (1971)
"GENETICS AND microevolution The following traits differ considerably in distribution between clans: porotic hyperostosis, sacral spina bifida, ..."

2. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"Physiological accommodation and microevolution, with only the latter affecting biodiversity, are the most likely responses for exposure to chronic ..."

3. Exploring the Borderlands: Documents Of The Committee On Common Problems Of by Joe Cain (2004)
"Propounds the view that there is a sharp distinction between "microevolution" and "macroevolution", the latter being due to the so called "systemic ..."

4. State of State Standards 2000: English, History, Geography, Mathematics, Scienceedited by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Michael J. Petrilli edited by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Michael J. Petrilli (2000)
"Using examples of ' microevolution, such as Darwin's finches or the peppered moths of Manchester helps develop understanding of natural selection over time. ..."

5. Kephala: A Late Neolithic Settlement and Cemetery by John E. Coleman (1977)
"... and may change in a few generations through all the forces of microevolution, including mixture and random change (genetic drift) as well as selection. ..."

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