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What is the difference between Adaptation and Acclimation?

Asked by Howard Reyes, Last updated: Sep 11, 2020

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E. Austin

E. Austin

E. Austin
E. Austin

Answered Aug 30, 2019

Acclimations are metabolic adjustments of a living being, which may or may not necessitate the transcription of genes. Acclimations are always short term. Adaption is a heritable amendment in structure or function that serves to increase the probability of the survival of an organism.

Adaptions can be seen within the population level, and organisms tend to pass these genes to their offspring — adaption results in irreversible changes to the genome. In adaptation, population-level is measured. Acclimation is due to local environmental conditions and genetically determined response. In contrast, adjustment is irreversible. Adaptions are strategic, while acclimations are tactical.

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D. Ronald

D. Ronald

D. Ronald
D. Ronald, Writer, Austin

Answered Aug 08, 2019

There are some living creatures who may sometimes find themselves in places that are not common to them or are not their usual environment. They have two options that are available. One is to adapt and the other one is acclimation.

Adaptation happens when the living creature makes an effort to change the way that it looks physically in order to fit better in the environment. Acclimation is a type of adaptation that living things do in order to adapt to their current environment. There are no permanent changes that will occur. For example, people sweat when it is too hot in order to allow their bodies to release body heat.

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C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered May 24, 2019

When an organism tresspasses into an unknown territory, the organism must either adapt or acclimate to survive. Adaptation occurs when the organism changes its chemical and physical makeup to fit in within the new habitat. This process takes a very long time and it has an impact on the entire group of organisms.

An example of adaptation is a camel being able to survive for long periods of time without water. Acclimation is a type of adaptation. It doesn't take as long and it doesn't have an impact on the entire group. an example is shivering when it is cold.

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