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biome

^ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000428


A biome is an environmental system to which resident ecological communities have evolved adaptations. [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biome http://dx.doi.org/DOI:10.1186/2041-1480-4-43 ]

Synonyms: major habitat type

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database cross reference
  • EcoLexicon:biome
  • LTER:173
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There has been some concern raised (see Issue #143) about the usefulness of the assertion that organisms have evolved within a given biome. They may have evolved adaptations elsewhere and demonstrating one or the other is often not feasible. Consider relabelling to "environmental system determined by an ecological community" or similar.

has related synonym

ecosystem, EcosytemType

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