Example sentences for: allopatric

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  • Gavrilets criticizes some popular models of sympatric speciation on these and other grounds, and while granting that sympatric speciation by divergent habitat or host preference is plausible, he concludes that it need not be faster than allopatric speciation and that “contrary to common claims in recent theoretical papers, conditions for sympatric speciation are not wide and sympatric speciation does not occur easily” (p.

  • I see no reason to accept one of these cases, a pair of sister species of “parasites” (fig wasps) on the same host species, since allopatric speciation of a widespread parasite need not be accompanied by speciation of its host.

  • , Barton and Charlesworth) [6] that it is very improbable, and argues instead for his model of evolution on “holey landscapes,” whereby allopatric populations can evolve by genetic drift along ridges of roughly equal fitness to different, incompatible gene constitutions.

  • Regarding the mechanisms of speciation, evidence for the role of divergent ecological selection in allopatric speciation is sparse, because this crucial topic has been unaccountably neglected until recently.

  • However, the amount of evidence is hardly on a par with, say, the evidence for allopatric speciation.


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