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natural selection

Wednesday 26 January 2005

- The process by which individuals’ inherited needs and abilities are more or less closely matched to resources available in their environment, giving those with greater "fitness" a better chance of survival and reproduction.

- Charles Darwin’s theory of biological evolution, based on the survival and replication of the fittest and most adaptable genes, through competition over limited natural resources.

References

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- Vallender EJ, Lahn BT. Positive selection on the human genome. Hum Mol Genet. 2004 Oct 1;13 Spec No 2:R245-54. PMID: 15358731

- Wooding S. Natural selection: sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Curr Biol. 2004 Sep 7;14(17):R700-1. PMID: 15341758