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evolutionary biology

the branches of biology that deal with the processes of change in populations of organisms, especially taxonomy, paleontology, ethology, population genetics, and ecology. Unabridged
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  • Before long, kin selection was a cornerstone of evolutionary biology.
  • She is currently studying evolutionary biology and its relevance to nutrition and overall health.
  • evolutionary biology is buzzing with genuine advances.
  • Geological dynamism forms the park's primary natural theme, followed closely by evolutionary biology.
  • The genetic basis of trait variation has always been the one hole in our knowledge of anole evolutionary biology.
  • It is not limited to the discussion of evolutionary biology, but ranges provocatively through the humanities, as well.
  • evolutionary biology makes much of it, and not surprisingly, so did the ancients.
  • evolutionary biology's view of intergenerational conflict has major implications for family dynamics but has largely been ignored.
  • My position is that evolutionary biology lays on us certain absolutes.
  • My field of expertise is the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology.
Contemporary definitions for evolutionary biology

a branch of biology investigating the evolution of organisms, esp. in the areas of molecular and microbial evolution, behavior, genetics, ecology, life histories, development, paleontology, systematics, and morphology

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