allo-, all- (Greek: different, other, another; divergence).
That part of the biosphere in which heterotrophic organisms occur but into which organic food material must be transported as primary production does not take place.
Any secondary compound produced by plants as part of their defence mechanism against herbivores; acting either as a toxin or digestibility reducer.
Occurring in two or more communities within a given geographical region.
Exhibiting color variation or having the ability to change color.
Not contemporary; existing at different times; used of populations of species living, growing, or reproducing during different seasons of the year.
Exogenous; originating outside and transported into a given system or area.
A reference to organisms that conceal themselves under a covering of other material, living or non-living.
1. A reference to factors acting from outside the system, or of material transported into an area from outside.
2. Having different sets of genes.
Grooming by one individual of another.
Alternation of generations; an alternation between sexual and asexual phases in a life cycle.
allokinesia, allokinesis, allokinetic:
Passive or involuntary movement; drifting.
A chemical substance produced and released by one species in order to communicate with another species.
An organism parasitic on an unrelated host organism.
A reference to organisms occurring at any depth in the pelagic zone.
A reference to a plant that lacks morphological adaptations for attracting and guiding pollinators.
A reference to coloration or markings that imitate warning patterns of other typically noxious or dangerous organisms.
Any chromosome or chromosome fragment other than a normal A-chromosome.
An organism having a body temperature determined largely by the ambient or surrounding temperature.
A reference to populations or species that occupy different macrohabitats.
1. Obtaining nourishment from another organism.allotropism, allotropic,: 1. The mutual attraction of cells, especially gametes.
2. A reference to the influx of nutrients into a body of water or ecosystem from outside.
2. The condition of a flower having a plentiful supply of readily available nectar.
A reference to unspecialized insect species that are able to feed on a variety of flowers.