catagenesis

<ecology> Evolutionary change toward simpler, more general forms, and away from complex forms which are highly-specialised for a particular set of environmental conditions. ... (16 Mar 1998) ...
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catagenesis

Type: Term Pronunciation: kat′ă-jen′ĕ-sis Synonyms: involution
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Catagenesis

[biology] Catagenesis is an archaic term from evolutionary biology referring to evolutionary directions that were considered `retrogressive.` It was a term used in contrast to anagenesis, which in present usage denotes the evolution of a single population into a new form without branching lines of descent. Cladogenesis is the term used for ...
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Catagenesis

[geology] Catagenesis is a term used in petroleum geology to describe the cracking process which results in the conversion of organic kerogens into hydrocarbons. ==Theoretical reaction== ==Important parameters== Several generally unrecognized but important controlling parameters of metamorphism have been suggested. ==Future Work== A great d...
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