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Specialization  [ Biology - Ecology ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

Adjective: Specialized
     
  Specialization is the structural adaptation of some body part of an organism for a particular function or niche;  
     
The process of specializing is a progressive adaptation of a generic organ or function to a narrow range of conditions making it more suitable for a special purpose. (e.g. succulence is a specialization that make plants more resistant in xeric environments)
     
Specialized  [ Biology - Ecology ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  Anatomically or physiologically adapted for particular functions or habitats  
     
Species that are adapted to a narrow range of environmental niches with traits which are useful for less function or in less environments, relative to a generalized trait.
     

 

 

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