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Disruptive Selection

  • Definition: A selective process in which a population's mean value of a quantitative phenotype is disfavored over extreme values, potentially causing a bimodal distribution of phenotypes to evolve.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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