geographic variation

noun

: the differentiation of distinctive subdivisions from geographically isolated parts of a potentially interbreeding population due to restriction of interbreeding between fractions and natural selection of locally valuable mutations : the primary mechanism of subspeciation

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“Geographic variation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geographic%20variation. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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