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- ‘The function of hatching asynchrony has been the subject of dynamic debates and intensive research effort.’
- ‘Specifically, participants are presented with a sequence of brief stimuli with a constant stimulus onset asynchrony, and are asked to respond when they believe the sequence has ended.’
- ‘In this study, we investigated whether seasonal reproduction in a tropical species is synchronous between two populations in close proximity and, if not, whether asynchrony is correlated with genetic and cultural differentiation.’
- ‘Considerable flowering asynchrony among fig trees in any population increases the likelihood that a fig wasp emerging at any time of year will be able to locate a receptive fig.’
- ‘Indeed, in our study population, hatching asynchrony was higher in a warmer year than in an average year.’
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