SELECTION PRESSURE

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELECTION PRESSURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selection-pressure/ (accessed February 25, 2021).
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