Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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In population genetics, a measure of reproductive success; the average number of progeny left by a given genotype compared with other, dissimilar genotypes. Aka Darwinian fitness, adaptive value, selective value.

See inclusive fitness, genetic fitness, and overdominance.

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