biological fitness


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biological fitness

The ability of an individual to produce offspring that survive to adult life and are themselves able to reproduce.
See also: fitness
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There's something creepily authoritarian and insulting about reducing marriage to procreation, as if intimacy mattered less than biological fitness. It's not a view that anyone outside a right-wing think tank, a Catholic marriage tribunal or an ultra-Orthodox rabbi's court is likely to find persuasive.
Turkeys have been placed on eight farms across the country where participants will document the production, performance, and biological fitness of both the Bourbon Red and the British United Turkey Association (BUTA) Medium White turkeys in range-based systems.