discontinuous variation


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discontinuous variation

n.
Variation within a population in which few or no phenotypes fall between the extremes.
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Hence, FMM can be used as a qualitative tool to understand the non-linear or discontinuous variation of mechanical properties because of the change in the fracture mechanism.
Both continuous and discontinuous variation for resistance to galling appeared among the willow clones at high midge density, as measured by number of leaves galled per shoot (Fig.
Although both continuous and discontinuous variation for herbivore resistance is known, the literature does not indicate that both sorts are commonly great within single populations (Gould, 1983).