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The General Selection Equation

  • Donald P. Doolittle
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 16)

Abstract

In his monumental Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin entitled the fourth chapter Natural Selection, or the Survival of the Fittest. Thus he introduced into biological science the concept of fitness, linked with the concept of selection.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Doolittle
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  1. 1.Department of Animal SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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