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Survival

survival

1. A living or continuing longer than, or beyond the existence of, another person, thing, or event; an outliving.

2. Any habit, usage, or belief, remaining from ancient times, the origin of which is often unknown, or imperfectly known. The close bearing of the doctrine of survival on the study of manners and customs. (Tylor) Survival of the fittest.

(Science: biology) See natural selection, under natural.

Origin: From Survive. A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment.


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Re: The evolution of facilitation and semelparity

... when conditions are temporarily favourable, producing a large brood and exploiting this environment, allowing the best chances of offspring survival, hence maximizing fitness. Fecundity(future reproduction) vs offspring (current reproduction) There are costs to both iteroparity and semelparity. ...

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by Youngji
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The evolution of facilitation and semelparity
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Re: Please read! About life history strategies!

... when conditions are temporarily favourable, producing a large brood and exploiting this environment, allowing the best chances of offspring survival, hence maximizing fitness. Fecundity(future reproduction) vs offspring (current reproduction) here what the costs mean is that investment in ...

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by Youngji
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:30 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Please read! About life history strategies!
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Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... into their world. The reasoning goes as follows. Lips: For someone living in hot climatic conditions, cooling down the body is critical for their survival. Our body has many cooling mechanisms and one of them is simply disseminating heat when it comes in contact with colder air (simple thermodynamics). ...

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by kristi2374
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:07 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Please read! About life history strategies!

... environment and acts in a strategy-independent way where all individuals are affected equally, and fecundity is traded off with juvenile survival. There are also some fluctuating environmental factors such as variable food supply that affects the juvenile survival so that in good years, ...

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by tjam123
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Please read! About life history strategies!
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Re: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

... universe is constant. Since the last big-bang all mass formats undergo the same cyclic sequence like the universe itself i.e. birth – evolution – survival – replication. In order to survive and to repeat this sequence every mass format must remain in an energetic state. And since the universe ...

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by Dov Henis
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:00 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
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