How are fitness and adaptation important to natural selection?

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Adaptations can either increase or decrease an individual's fitness.

Adaptations affect the success of individuals, which in turn affects fitness and natural selection in populations.

Individuals with adaptations have a higher fitness, so they are more likely to reproduce and pass those traits to their offspring.

All organisms possessing adaptations to new situations tend to be more fit, or healthier, which makes them more able to reproduce.

 

asked Dec 24, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Individuals with adaptations have a higher fitness, so they are more likely to reproduce and pass those traits to their offspring.

 

answered Dec 24, 2012 by anonymous

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