Way of measuring the degree with which natural selection prefers the existence of certain genotypes over certain others, which therefore impacts the hereditary makeup of a population over consecutive generations.

SELECTION PRESSURE: "Selection pressure ensures that an advantageous characteristic is passed on, thereby affecting the hereditary makeup of a genotype."
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