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Adaptive traits

(noun) Plural form of adaptive trait.

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... I'm using the term "function" loosely such that it includes adaptive and maladptive "functions". Yes the sperm will fertilize ... selection ). Selfishness and uninhibited reproduction both seem like traits that would benefit the individual, but a group full of such people ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
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Views: 11218

Re: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... This is yours: natural selection, a process that causes helpful traits (those that increase the chance of survival and reproduction) to become ... population or species in nature; due to variation in the possession of adaptive genetic traits. The concept developed by Charles Darwin that genes ...

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by Forests
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
Replies: 26
Views: 28660

Re: Excluding One of Darwin's Postulates: What Would Happen?

... of genetic drift, I've got another question: Can genetic drift cause adaptive evolution? A presentation I'm reading attributes adaptive evolution ... and causing fixation or extinction or unfavourable and favourable traits respectively. Isn't drift random by definition and able to randomly ...

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by immunogoblin
Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Excluding One of Darwin's Postulates: What Would Happen?
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... and pigmentation. This is not just my view. W. R. Jeffery ( 2005 ) Adaptive Evolution of Eye Degeneration in the Mexican Blind Cavefish put ... of their function. I suggest that the variability of regressive traits is attributed to the loss of selection. Explanations of the reduction ...

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by scottie
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1135869

Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... Being taller is irrelevant. Someone shorter than you can be more adaptive, and therefore you are maldaptive and inferior. Having more of something ... me apart, and I'm really just curious if it has any ties to the other traits I've mentioned. I wasn't trying to say that I'm better I was just ...

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by IamAnAlien
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
Replies: 25
Views: 45345
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