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 (kō′ĕv-ə-lo͞o′shən, -ē-və-)
The process by which two or more interacting species evolve together, each changing as a result of changes in the other or others. It occurs, for example, between predators and prey and between insects and the flowers that they pollinate.

co′ev·o·lu′tion·ar·y adj.
co′e·volve′ (-ĭ-vŏlv′) v.
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of or relating to coevolution
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Though little is known about the ecology of parasitic plants, there is evidence of coevolutionary interaction between C.
It drew attention to the phenomenon of coevolutionary lock-in: a positive feedback process that increasingly ties the previous success of a company's strategy to that of its existing product-market environment, thereby making it difficult to change strategic direction.
To show how the effect of the information externality makes it a coevolutionary process, that is, the agents adapting to each others' adaptation to each other, Figure 13 presents the frequencies (averaged over the 10 runs) with which the individual rules form part of an agent's best-response correspondence in the variant in which there are no information externalities.
"In a coevolutionary bargain like the one struck by the bee and the apple tree," Pollan writes, "the two parties act on each other to advance their individual interests but wind up trading favors: food for the bee, transportation for the apple genes."
In general, these results suggest that coevolutionary interactions promote coexistence between sexual and asexual parasites, selecting for the accumulation of clonal diversity and thus underm ining any potential long-term advantage to sex.
The covariation between the network and its generators at each moment in time is expected to develop into a coevolution over time at the interface because of the recursivity of the selective condition.(d) In other words, evolutionary systems follow and produce their histories in terms of coevolutionary trajectories.
Thus, to understand the coevolutionary interactions between hosts and parasites, it is important to establish the factors that determine parasite fitness and virulence (Lee and Clayton 1995, Ebert and Herre 1996, Ebert 1998).
Environmentalists should recognize their own place in this interdependent system and so celebrate the contribution of different kinds of thinking and action to the coevolutionary enterprise.
The parallel development of supplementary institutions leads to coevolutionary advantages.
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