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 (ē′kə-tīp′, ĕk′ə-)
A genetically distinct population of plants, animals, or other organisms that is found in a particular habitat.

e′co·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.


(ˈiːkəˌtaɪp; ˈɛkə-)
(Biology) ecology a group of organisms within a species that is adapted to particular environmental conditions and therefore exhibits behavioural, structural, or physiological differences from other members of the species
ecotypic adj
ˌecoˈtypically adv


(ˈɛk əˌtaɪp, ˈi kə-)

a subspecies or race that is esp. adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions.
ec`o•typ′ic (-ˈtɪp ɪk) adj.
ec`o•typ′i•cal•ly, adv.


a type or subspecies of life that is especially well adapted to a certain environment. — ecotypic, adj.
See also: Environment


[ˈiːkəˌtaɪp] Necotipo m
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The boreal ecotype of woodland caribou achieves this through use of habitats unfavourable to other ungulate species (for example, jackpine, Pinus banksiana Lamb.
The resulting open ecotype has been described but not attributed specifically to moose in any general literature on forest management in Newfoundland; the forest succession leading to the ecotype has been termed "old-field spruce succession" (Damman 1964).
On the basis of overall length, rostrum length, and flipper size, the dolphin was identified as belonging to the offshore ecotype (9).
in Bethany, OK (Gordon 1989), 'Tifton 85', and a locally-derived ecotype known as Bermudagrass 2000, a daylength-insensitive bermudagrass found growing at the RCREC during the cool season of 1999-2000 (PM, unpublished data).
andina in common garden conditions, so they are distinct at least at the level of ecotype, if not species).
Those well-documented relationships offer strong evidence against the ecotype hypothesis of Geist (1998).
Identification of zinc-containing globules in roots of a zinc-tolerant ecotype of Deschampsia caespitosa.
1996) investigated the ability of Arabidopsis thaliana ecotype "Landsberg erecta" and its flavonoid-deficient mutant transparent testa (tt5) to metabole UV B and ozone-induced activated oxygen species by producing similar antioxidant enzymes.
Heavy metal-induced accumulation of free proline in a metal-tolerant and a non-tolerant ecotype of Silene vulgaris.
Mortality and selection in Wd is thought, however, to be more dependent on co-incidental conditions, because growing conditions are not uniform in time and space in this habitat, leading to selection for high plastic genotypes with pasture ecotype characteristics.
This was carried out using Arabidopsis thaliana(ecotype Columbia) and a mutant strain of the parent ecotype, jar1-1.