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Relative Fitness

  • Definition: A comparison of two or more different genotypes for the average numbers of offspring produced per individual in a population. Based on measurements of relative fitnesses of alternative diploid genotypes, relative fitnesses can be assigned analytically to individual alleles.

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

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