• Evolution
  • The adaptation to wood-boring and wood-feeding activities in beetle larvae was reached independently by phyletic lines not closely related, as a convergent evolution due to feeding behaviour. (blogspot.com)
  • survive
  • Xerophytes may use water from their own storage, allocate water specifically to sites of new tissue growth, or lose less water to the atmosphere and so convert a greater proportion of water in the soil to growth, or have other adaptations to manage water supply and enable them to survive. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plants
  • This volume illuminates how plants that are bombarded by diverse and changing environmental stimuli, undergo appropriate physiological alterations that enable their survival. (platekompaniet.no)
  • Abiotic Stress Adaptation in Plants presents a holistic view of the general principles of stress perception, signal transduction and regulation of gene expression. (nhbs.com)
  • Further, chapters in Abiotic Stress Adaptation in Plants analyze not only model systems but extrapolate interpretations obtained from models to crops. (nhbs.com)
  • regulatory
  • Among gene families that demonstrate exceptional expansions or show signatures of strong natural selection, immune function and musculoskeletal patterning genes are consistently over-represented.Conclusions: Our comparative genomic analyses indicate that common vertebrate regulatory networks, some of which have analogs in human diseases, are often involved in the western painted turtle's extraordinary physiological capacities. (carleton.ca)
  • process
  • In the law of patents-grants by the government to inventors for the exclusive right to manufacture, use, or market inventions for a term of years-adaptation denotes a category of patentable inventions, which entails the application of an existing product or process to a new use, accompanied by the exercise of inventive faculties. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Allostasis is the process of achieving stability, or homeostasis, through physiological or behavioral change. (wikipedia.org)
  • Study
  • In the 1820s, the French physiologist Henri Milne-Edwards introduced the notion of physiological division of labor, which allowed to "compare and study living things as if they were machines created by the industry of man. (wikipedia.org)
  • Author
  • In the law of copyrights the exclusive right of the author of a literary project to reproduce, publish, and sell his or her work, which is granted by statute, adaptation refers to the creation of a derivative work, which is protected by federal Copyright laws. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • An adaptation is copyrighted if it meets the requirement of originality, in the sense that the author has created it by his or her own proficiency, labor, and judgment without directly copying or subtly imitating the preexisting material. (thefreedictionary.com)