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Fitness

  1. Troy Day1,
  2. Sarah P Otto2

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001745

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How to Cite

Day, T. and Otto, S. P. 2001. Fitness. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Fitness is a measure of the survival and reproductive success of an entity. This entity may be a gene, individual, group or population.

Keywords:

  • selection;
  • viability;
  • fertility;
  • reproductive success