industrial melanism


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industrial melanism

n
(Zoology) See melanism1
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One of the most studied and a polemic case of crypsis is the Industrial Melanism described in Great Britain for moths of the genus Biston Leach, 1815.
Ecology becomes central in the second and longest chapter, "A Green Machine," in which a cryptic discussion of the concept of an ecosystem precedes a treatment of standard ecological topics, including adaptation, industrial melanism, the Galapagos finches, niches, and food webs.
The evolution of melanism, the study of a recurring necessity with special reference to industrial melanism in the lepidoptera.
2008), aposematism (Brower 1958), industrial melanism (Kettlewell 1961), and mimicry (Jiggins et al.

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