Cline Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
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- Americn geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934)
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- American geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934)
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Cline Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
In biology, a cline,
Clines consist of forms of a species that show gradual phenotypic and/or genetic differences over a geographical area.
The reason for these differences is that the environment is somewhat different in different parts of the range. Populations become adapted to the situation in their areas, but this adaptation is limited by gene flow between neighbouring sub-species.
Genetically, clines result from the change of allele frequencies within the gene pool of the species in question.