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cline

 (klīn)
n.
A gradual change in a character or feature across the distributional range of a species or population, usually correlated with an environmental or geographic transition.

[From Greek klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

clin′al (klī′nəl) adj.

cline

(klaɪn)
n
(Environmental Science) a continuous variation in form between members of a species having a wide variable geographical or ecological range
[C20: from Greek klinein to lean]
ˈclinal adj
ˈclinally adv

Cline

(klaɪn)
n
(Biography) Patsy, original name Virginia Patterson Hensley. 1932–63, US country singer; her bestselling records include "Walking After Midnight", "I Fall to Pieces", and "Leavin' On Your Mind"

cline

(klaɪn)

n.
the gradual change in certain characteristics exhibited by members of a series of adjacent populations of organisms of the same species.
[1935–40; < Greek klinein to lean1]
clin′al, adj.
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The rise in the incidence of infectious disease and genetic disorders, increase in the adoption of digital PCR technology by clinal laboratories and diagnostic centers for pathological diagnosis and continuous technological growth to meet the market demand are driving the global digital PCR market during the forecast period.
North America is dominating the genetic disorder therapeutics market because of increased the number of clinal trails of genetic disorder therapeutics across the region.
Since the predictive value and sensitivity of clinal examination is low routine NCS is warranted in all children with T1DM
When the effect to age was controlled, partial correlation show that six morphometric variables were not correlated with altitude (ESD: r = 0.24, P = 0.05; ID: r = -0.15, P = 0.25; RND: r = -0.16, P = 0.19; ED: r = 0.0035, P = 0.98; TL: r = 0.14, P = 0.26; FoL: r = 0.21, P = 0.09); while nine were positively correlated with altitude of each population (SVL, HW, HL, IND, END, AL, FL, TF, LF4: P [less than or equal to] 0.05), indicating a clinal trend: males at higher altitudes are significantly larger than those at lower altitudes.
Clinal patterns of selection along an environmental gradient in the Great Plains.
(2010), length obeys a clinal gradient that increases with latitude and, under specific conditions, factors other than heat conservation may affect geographic variation, such as nutrition requirements.
Los limites especificos no son claros y en ocasiones existe una variacion clinal. Esta observacion tambien existe cuando se analiza la distribucion geografica y los niveles de ploidia.
All these folds display north-northwest axial trend and collectively construct an anticlinorium and has been named as Kalabagh Anticlinorium (Fig.3).Underneath the Kalabagh Conglomerate, rocks as old as Permian crop out in the core of a regional anti clinal fold (Fig.3), Kalabagh Anticlinorium.
We test this hypothesis using explicit predictions about the clinal transition in genitalic shape across a hybrid zone between the grasshopper subspecies Barytettix humphreysii humphreysii and B.
2001: Clinal variation in body size and sexual dimorphism in an lndian fruit bat, Cynopterus sphinx (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae).
pasibula, que presenta un patron clinal variable: el tipico pasibula existente en Venezuela y Colombia que es reemplazado mas hacia el sur, en Ecuador y Peru por el fenotipo falcata.
It would be very interesting to observe the clinal and geographic trends of these alleles in the Pakistani populations in a prospective study.