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Microevolution in Echinodermata (Invertebrata)

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Period: January 1997
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Biogeography; Demography; Demography; Ecology; Ethology; Evolution; Genetics; Life history; Marine; Microbiology; Morphology; Morphology; Morphology; Oceanography; Oceanology; Phylogeny; Physiology; Systematics; Taxonomy
Taxonomic terms: Echinodermata [WoRMS]; ; ; Ophiuroidea [WoRMS]
Geographical terms: Africa [Marine Regions]; America Coasts; Asia [Marine Regions]; Australia [Marine Regions]; Europe [Marine Regions]; Oceania [Marine Regions]

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The small bioluminescent ophiuroid constitutes a suitable model for studying microevolution in marine biotopes. This research presents several approaches: characterization of variability (genetics, luminous capabilities, life-history traits, biotic and abiotic environment, etc.) and determination of parameters which have effects on individual fitness (prey/predator interactions, parasitism, competition).

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