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Meaning of ADAPTIVE RADIATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches
 
 See Also: radiation

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The evolution of new species or sub-species to fill unoccupied ecological niches.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The evolution of new species or sub- species to fill unoccupied ecological niches.
  2. the evolution of a single evolutionary stock into a number of different species.
 

 

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