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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The occurrence of organisms in overlapping geographical areas, but without interbreeding.

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  • Although the sympatry of these morphs might prove interesting i.e. are these morphs geographical, environmental, or random?
  • Dr. Mallet's seminar was about the speciation processes in Heliconius butterflies of South America and whether or not these butterflies speciate in allopatry or sympatry.
  • This applies globally as well as locally: despite continuous, near-global sympatry between domestic dogs and wolves, hybridization has hardly occurred and only one mtDNA...
  • One long standing controversy in evolutionary biology is about the respective contributions sympatry and allopatry have made during the origins of the millions of... for more
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