evolutionary fitness

ev·o·lu·tion·ar·y fit·ness

the probability that the line of descent from an individual with a specific trait will not eventually die out.

ev·o·lu·tion·ar·y fit·ness

(ev'ŏ-lū'shŭn-ar-ē fit'nĕs)
The probability that the line of descent from an individual with a specific trait will not eventually die out.
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Coming to additionally believe that one's pain is bad for one would seem to add little or nothing to one's tendency to avoid such feelings, and so to one's evolutionary fitness.
One could ask, of course, why are we excited about the studies of these long-lived mutants if their evolutionary fitness is more likely reduced than enhanced?
Synthetic chromosomes that damage yeast's evolutionary fitness or fail to produce viable yeast may teach researchers how chromosomes evolved and give clues about the minimal requirements for eukaryotic life, he says.
We now know that "altruistic" helping can actually increase evolutionary fitness in various ways - people might preferentially help their relatives, with whom they share genes, or they might target their helping toward others who are likely to reciprocate in the future.
By 'becoming' media, we enhance our understanding and, as a consequence, our evolutionary fitness.
dentricus is particularly important to understanding the evolutionary fitness costs of sexual versus asexual reproduction as Maynard Smith's "cost of males" only applies if the offspring produced by asexual reproduction have the same fertility/ hatchability as the offspring produced by sexual reproduction (Bergerard 1958).
Somehow you have the impression that there is some reality attached to it, but the actual mathematical description of any evolutionary process shows that evolutionary fitness is an unnecessary concept.
In a paper published in the November 8 issue of the journal Current Biology, they conclude that not only do bacteria age, but that their ability to age allows bacteria to improve the evolutionary fitness of their population by diversifying their reproductive investment between older and more youthful daughters.
It's really important for females to have the best male sperm to fertilise her eggs so if she can't choose before copulation then having a mechanism to choose after copulation could really increase her evolutionary fitness," the BBC quoted Dr Rebecca Dean from Oxford University, who carried out the study, as saying.
A warm-up session was also held by Laura and David Venus of Whickham-based Evolutionary Fitness.
Students will gain an understanding of how different methods of pathogen reproduction can greatly affect the evolutionary fitness of a disease.
After developing a general tripartite argument against any historical defense of traditional institutions, the paper demonstrates its usefulness against three influential versions--the arguments from accumulated wisdom (Edmund Burke), evolutionary fitness (Friedrich Hayek), and cultural identity (Lee Harris).
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