Meaning of coadaptation


Pronunciation: (kō"ad-up-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the correlation of structural or behavioral characteristics in two or more interacting organisms in a community or organs in an organism resulting from progressive accommodation by natural selection.
  2. Also calledthe accumulation in a population's gene pool of genes that interact by harmonious epistasis in the development of an organism.
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