- Mating in which the partners are chosen on the basis of phenotypic similarity.
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Assortative mating — (also called assortative pairing), and the related concept Disassortative mating, is the phenomenon where a sexually reproducing organism chooses to mate with individuals that are similar (positive assortative mating) or dissimilar… … Wikipedia
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assortative mating — Animal Behav., Psychol. the reproductive pairing of individuals that have more traits in common than would likely be the case if mating were random (contrasted with disassortative mating). Cf. panmixia. [1895 1900] * * * ▪ genetics in human … Universalium
assortative mating — noun Between males and females of a species, the mutual attraction or selection, for reproductive purposes, of individuals with similar characteristics. Underlying all distributions of characters in assortative matings are certain elementary… … Wiktionary
assortative mating — assortive mating nonrandom mating in which choice of a mate is influenced by phenotype. Positive assortative mating occurs when phenotypically similar mates are chosen, e.g., tall men and tall women; negative assortative mating occurs when… … Medical dictionary
assortative mating — noun mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating • Ant: ↑disassortative mating • Hypernyms: ↑coupling, ↑mating, ↑pairing, ↑conjugation, ↑union, ↑sexual union * * * … Useful english dictionary
Assortative Paarung — liegt vor, wenn Arten mit geschlechtlicher Fortpflanzung zur Begattung mit Individuen neigen, die ihnen in gewisser Hinsicht besonders ähnlich (positive assortative Paarung) oder unähnlich sind (negative assortative Paarung oder… … Deutsch Wikipedia
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assortative — adj. assorting. Phrases and idioms: assortative mating Biol. selective mating based on the similarity of the partners characteristics etc … Useful english dictionary
mating — noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes (Freq. 2) the casual couplings of adolescents the mating of some species occurs only in the spring • Syn: ↑coupling, ↑pairing, ↑conjugation, ↑union, ↑sexual … Useful english dictionary