coadapted


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co·a·dapt·ed

 (kō′ə-dăp′tĭd)
adj.
1. Of or relating to characteristics of two or more species that have evolved through mutually beneficial interactions between the species.
2. Of or relating to alleles at two or more genetic loci that have become established because they are beneficial in combination with each other, but not with other alleles.

co′ad·ap·ta′tion (-ăd-ăp-tā′shən) n.

coadapted

(ˌkəʊəˈdæptɪd)
adj
adapted to one another

co•a•dapt•ed

(ˌkoʊ əˈdæp tɪd)

adj.
having undergone coadaptation; mutually accommodating.
[1835–45]
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In the native range, hosts and their parasites are usually coadapted as a result of the long history of coevolution, so that parasites are rarely highly virulent to their hosts (May & Anderson 1983, Taraschewski 2006).
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Through the selective process, mutually supportive components of ideologies will naturally emerge as coadapted complexes.