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Relative fitness

Definition noun A measure of biological fitness wherein the reproductive rate (of a genotype or a phenotype) is relative to... Read More

Darwinian fitness

Definition noun A relative measure of reproductive success of an organism in passing its genes to the next generation's gene... Read More

Fitness

Definition noun (1) (biology) A biological condition in which a competing variant is increasing in frequency relative to... Read More

Absolute fitness

Definition noun A measure of biological fitness expressed as the total number of gene copies transmitted to the subsequent... Read More

Survival of the fittest

When we talk about evolutionary processes, the usage of the phrase "Survival of the fittest" has been very common in... Read More

Neutral mutation

Neutral Mutation Definition What is a neutral mutation? Neutral mutations are the alterations in the DNA that are... Read More

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Fit

Definition adjective (biology) Adapted, i.e. in a way that an organism is able to live and reproduce offspring in an... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Consanguinity

Definition noun, plural: consanguinities A relationship that arises from having a common ancestor;... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Overdominance

Definition noun (genetics) A type of dominance characterized by a phenotype that is more pronounced in a heterozygote... Read More

Season

season 1. One of the divisions of the year, marked by alternations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions... Read More