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  • Definition: Degree of suitability for a particular environment. Genetic fitness is relative contribution by organisms of a particular genotype to the next generation; organisms with high genetic fitness are naturally selected and their genetic characteristics become prevalent in a population.

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

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