Passing genes to a new generation so that the new generation may also produce offspring to pass those genes on; relative production of fertile offspring by a genotype. Key component of calculation for fitness and the theories of natural selection and evolution.

REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS: "Reproductive success entails passing genes to the next generation, while they, in turn, pass those genes on to the next."
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