BioScience Dictionary

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Ot.

Found Quantum 5 times.

Displaying results 1 to 10.

1. Quantum
The fundamental unit of electromagnetic energy.

2. Quantum evolution
An extremely rapid evolutionary change in a single genetic lineage, thought to result from a sudden and radical change in the species' environment.

3. Quantum models of speciation
Models of evolution that hold that speciation sometimes occurs rapidly as well as over long periods, as the classical theory proposed.

4. Quantum speciation (saltational speciation)
The rapid evolution of a new species from a small population that is partially or totally isolated from the parent population; the rapid speciation occurs due to genetic drift and founder effect and usually involves a few mutation s that have a big impact on the organisms' observable physical traits.

5. Quantum sufficiat (q.s.)
This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine and pharmacy, means "a sufficient quantity".

View web definitions »

Learn more about Quantum »