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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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Photophysiology of the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus: Ecotypic differences among cultured isolates.
Sufficient slow-release fertilizer (N: P: K = 13: 7: 15; Shenzhen Batian Ecotypic Engineering, Xili Shenzhen, China) was added as required to maintain normal plant growth.
Ecotypic differentiation and plant growth in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico.
From these studies it can be concluded that many colonisers in southern Australia demonstrate little ability to undergo wide scale ecotypic differentiation.
After detailed analysis (the keywords "Species status -- Molecular systematic -- Phylogeography -- Mitochondrial DNA -- Weasels" will give some idea of audience) the authors "suggest that the large size and characteristic sexual dimorphism of the Egyptian Weasel are likely to represent ecotypic variation, but genomic studies are required to clarify the extent of its functional genetic divergence.
Although ecotypic differences have been noted in dryland cottonwoods (Rowland, 2001), the similarity in pre-dam growth rates and environments, as well as in current physiological characteristics (Williams and Cooper, 2005) and site proximity, argue against major genotypic differences.
Natural-selection and ecotypic differentiation in Impatiens pallida.
Ecotypic variability for drought resistance in Cenchrus ciliaris L.
Common Garden and Natural Selection Experiments Support Ecotypic Differentiation in the Dominican Anole (Anolis oculatus).
These extreme ecological conditions impose a strong selective effect on the flora, which results in a widespread ecotypic differentiation among generalist plant species and in a high diversity of endemic species and biogeographical disjunctions, some of them with a relict character (KRUCKBERG, 1986).