assortative mating(redirected from Assortative pairing)
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selection of a mate with preference for (or aversion to) a particular genotype, that is, nonrandom mating.
Synonym(s): nonrandom mating
non-random matingMating between two genetically compatible organisms in which the pairing combinations are influenced or controlled in some fashion.
as·sort·a·tive mat·ing(ă-sōrt'ă-tiv māt'ing)
Selection of a mate with preference for (or aversion to) a particular genotype, i.e., nonrandom mating.