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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards; Taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music; An abrupt transition; A mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species;

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  • One of the primary indications that the RNA signatures are, in fact, remnants of an evolutionary saltation is their discrete character.
  • The term "saltation" implies large leaps, such as sudden speciation.
  • The paper specifically rejects typogenetic saltation.
  • The style of saltation, called Rufayah, rivalled the song. for more
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