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nat·u·ral se·lec·tion

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  1. survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selectionnoun

    a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

    Synonyms:
    survival, selection, pick, endurance, choice, extract, excerpt, excerption, survival of the fittest, option

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  1. Wang Min:

    The tail fan is aerodynamically functional, whereas the elongated central paired plumes are used for display, which together reflect the interplay between natural selection and sexual selection.

  2. Julia Monk:

    If Caitlin McDonough assume a trait like SSB is a new development and has high costs, its going to be really hard to understand how it could become more and more common from those low initial frequencies, it would have to have really large fitness benefits, or be otherwise impervious to natural selection, for that outcome to be probable.

  3. Charles Robert Darwin:

    I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

  4. Ryosuke Motani:

    Slightly after the end-Permian mass extinction, there were a lot of open opportunities as life recolonized the Earths surface, these bizarre forms grabbed the open niches and diversified, but were soon wiped out, probably by natural selection. The animal in question is one of them it must have been a slow swimmer and an inefficient feeder, but that was sufficient for the time being.

  5. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.


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