Summary: Geographic variety, population, or race, within a species, that is genetically adapted to a particular habitat. An ecotype typically exhibits phenotypic differences but is capable of interbreeding with other ecotypes.

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  1. Gibbons T, Metzger D, Healy T, Schulte P. Gene expression plasticity in response to salinity acclimation in threespine stickleback ecotypes from different salinity habitats. Mol Ecol. 2017;26:2711-2725 pubmed publisher
    ..characterize patterns of gene expression plasticity in the gills of a freshwater-adapted and a saltwater-adapted ecotype of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) exposed to a range of salinities...
  2. Spokevicius A, Tibbits J, Rigault P, Nolin M, Muller C, Merchant A. Medium term water deficit elicits distinct transcriptome responses in Eucalyptus species of contrasting environmental origin. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:284 pubmed publisher
  3. Lin Y, Edwards R, Kondo T, Semple T, Cook L. Species delimitation in asexual insects of economic importance: The case of black scale (Parasaissetia nigra), a cosmopolitan parthenogenetic pest scale insect. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175889 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of more than one ecotype under the current concept of P...
  4. Zheng Y, Xu S, Liu J, Zhao Y, Liu J. Genetic diversity and population structure of Chinese natural bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.] germplasm based on SRAP markers. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177508 pubmed publisher
  5. Bolnick D, Stutz W. Frequency dependence limits divergent evolution by favouring rare immigrants over residents. Nature. 2017;546:285-288 pubmed publisher
    ..We found negative frequency-dependence: survival was highest for the locally rare ecotype, rather than natives...
  6. Adler P, Hamada N, Cavalcante do Nascimento J, Grillet M. River-specific macrogenomic diversity in Simulium guianense s. l. (Diptera: Simuliidae), a complex of tropical American vectors associated with human onchocerciasis. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181679 pubmed publisher
  7. Yadav D, Arora R, Jain A. Classification and conservation priority of five Deccani sheep ecotypes of Maharashtra, India. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184691 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings gave highest conservation priority to Lonand and least to Solapuri ecotype.