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Selection: Units and Levels

  1. Benard J Crespi

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001712

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How to Cite

Crespi, B. J. 2001. Selection: Units and Levels. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Simon Fraser University, Barnaby, BC, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Analysis of units and levels of selection allows determination of where and how natural selection takes place, and how it causes evolutionary change in genes and organisms.

Keywords:

  • selection;
  • altruism;
  • genes;
  • evolution