a group of related ecotypes that exchange genes without loss of fertility; roughly the same as a taxonomic species

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  • ecospecies — ecospecies. См. эковид. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • ecospecies — [ē′kō spē΄shēz΄, ek′ō spē′sēz; ek′ōspē΄shēz΄, ek′ōspē sēz] n. [ ECO + SPECIES] a biological species distinguished from its close relatives, with which it can interbreed, by its adaptations to its particular environment ecospecific adj …   English World dictionary

  • ecospecies — n. [Gr. oikos, house; L. species, kind] A group of populations in an ecological niche that are among themselves, and with other ecospecies, capable of interbreeding without loss of fertility or vigor in the offspring; an ecotype …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ecospecies — ecospecific /ek oh spi sif ik/, adj. ecospecifically, adv. /ek oh spee sheez, seez, ee koh /, n. Ecol. a taxon consisting of one or more interbreeding ecotypes: equivalent to a taxonomic species. [1920 25; ECO + SPECIES] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecospecies — Two or more populations of a species isolated by ecologic barriers, theoretically able to exchange genes and interbreed, but partially separated from one another by differences in habitat or behavior …   Medical dictionary

  • ecospecies — eco·species …   English syllables

  • ecospecies — ec•o•spe•cies [[t]ˈɛk oʊˌspi ʃiz, siz, ˈi koʊ [/t]] n. pl. cies ecl a species consisting of one or more interbreeding ecotypes: equivalent to a taxonomic species • Etymology: 1920–25 ec•o•spe•cif•ic ˌɛk oʊ spɪˈsɪf ɪk adj. ec o•spe•cif′i•cal•ly,… …   From formal English to slang

  • ecospecies — /ˈikoʊspisiz/ (say eekohspeeseez), /ˈɛk / (say ek ) noun a group of organisms, usually plants, comprising one or more ecotypes whose members can reproduce among themselves without loss of fertility in the next generation. Also, species …  

  • ecospecies — ˈekō, ˈēkō+ˌ noun Etymology: ec (II) + species : a subdivision of a cenospecies that is capable of free gene interchange between its members without impairment of fertility but is less capable of fertile crosses with members of other subdivisions …   Useful english dictionary

  • эковид — ecospecies эковид. Группа близких экотипов <ecotype>, между которыми из за значительного генетического сходства возможен обмен генами, не снижающий общего уровня жизнеспособности; часто Э. соответствует таксономическому виду. (Источник:… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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