group selection(redirected from Multi-level selection)
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group selectiona process whereby selection supposedly operates on a unit consisting of two or more individuals of a group so that characters which are beneficial to the group (as opposed to an individual) are selected. The concept is somewhat dubious and generally unaccepted.
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