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kin selection

n.
A biological theory stating that a gene that causes an organism to exhibit behavior detrimental to its survival will increase in frequency in a population if that behavior benefits the organism's relatives, which will pass the gene on to subsequent generations.

kin selection

a form of selection favouring altruistic (self-sacrificing) behaviour towards relatives. Such a process ensures that even if the chances of an individual's survival are reduced, some of his or here genes will survive in the relative.
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1981) reported that the adoption of family selection benefits sugar cane breeding programs because it provides important information to determine the genotypic value of the crosses and identifies genotypes and potential elite clones for new crosses.
Family selection for growth performance based on the whole full-sib family level will be a strategy in [F.
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A nondiscriminatory policy of family selection is in place at all affiliates, and neither race nor religion is a factor in the selection process.
Its Family Selection chardonnay 2011 is classy and well-balanced with crisp citrus and stone fruit characteristics.
The company is also offering a Family Selection range of car models as part of its new initiative.
It has now made mandatory for any children's home, orphanage or children's organization facilitating inter-country adoption to submit details of each orphan child to a Probe and Recommendation Committee within seven days and to a Family Selection Committee under the Ministry Women, Children and Social Welfare within 14 days after the concerned District Administration Office verifies that the child in question is an 'orphan' or a 'destitute' seeking foster parents.
Members of Habitat's Family Selection Commit-tee will assist those at the meeting in filling out an application.
Other packaging reduction efforts include removing the outer sleeve on the retailer's 'basics' own-brand chilled ready meals (lowering the amount of packaging used by 34%), and in the basics family biscuits selection the company uses 70% less packaging than in its alternative 'core' own brand family selection.
Hosley is a member of the Family Selection Committee and Walson was the co-chair of the recent "Who Will Build It" breakfast fundraiser which raised approximately $75, 000 for the Habitat Orlando affiliate.

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