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Sexual Selection

  • Definition: Differential propagation among varying organisms caused by the greater success of some forms in the reproductive process (mating success and fertility). A characteristic favored by sexual selection may be detrimental to survival and disfavored by natural selection.

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

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