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Survival State of surviving; remaining alive; a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment. One measure of fitness.
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Evolution In Darwinian terms a gradual change in phenotypic frequencies in a population that results in individuals with improved reproductive success.
Environment The combination of all the conditions external to the genome that potentially affect its expression and its structure.
Fitness Also called adaptive value. The relative reproductive success of a genotype as measured by survival, fecundity or other life history parameters. See Darwinian fitness and natural selection.

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