Definitions for "Ecotype"
In a species, the smallest taxonomic subdivision. Individuals in an ecotype are highly evolved to suit their environment. For example, in climatically severe areas, some trees, like the Pacific madrone, grow as a bushy ecotype. ctoparasite A parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the exterior of another organism.
A subdivision of a species that survives as a distinct population through environmental selection and reproductive isolation.
A local strain possessing distinctive characteristics evolved in a particular environment over the course of time.
Keywords:  encarta
Keywords:  ecosystem, see
see: ecosystem