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What is the difference between speciation and adaptive radiation?
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#1 Posted : Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:34:47 AM
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What is the difference between speciation and adaptive radiation? The way I understand it is that they both involve the process of one species evolving into another. What's the major difference between them?

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Speciation is the formation of two distinct species from one original species that are reproductively isolated from one another. Adaptive radiation is a subset of speciation. In adaptive radiation, there are generally multiple speciation events originating from a single species. It is a burst of evolution, or an increase in the rate of speciation, creating several new species out of a single parent species.

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