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Descriptor English: Genetic Fitness
Descriptor Spanish: Aptitud Genética
Descriptor Portuguese: Aptidão Genética
Descriptor French: Aptitude génétique
Entry term(s): Darwinian Fitness
Fitness, Darwinian
Fitness, Genetic
Fitness, Reproductive
Reproductive Fitness
Tree number(s): G05.347
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056084
Scope note: The capability of an organism to survive and reproduce. The phenotypic expression of the genotype in a particular environment determines how genetically fit an organism will be.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 2010
History Note: 2010
Related: Selection, Genetic MeSH
DeCS ID: 53756
Unique ID: D056084
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Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2009/07/17
Genetic Fitness - Preferred
Concept UI M0525568
Scope note The capability of an organism to survive and reproduce. The phenotypic expression of the genotype in a particular environment determines how genetically fit an organism will be.
Preferred term Genetic Fitness
Entry term(s) Fitness, Genetic
Darwinian Fitness - Narrower
Concept UI M0525812
Scope note The relative likelihood that an organism will survive and pass on its genes to the next generation in comparison to organisms with a different gene or genotype. It is a mathematically calculable ratio determined from the average number of offspring contributed to a population by a particular genotype during one generation compared to the average number of offspring contributed by competing genotypes.
Preferred term Darwinian Fitness
Entry term(s) Fitness, Darwinian
Reproductive Fitness - Narrower
Concept UI M0525569
Scope note Genetic fitness measured as growth rate or reproductive success which is characterized by parameters such as egg production capacity, fertility, and number of offspring that pass on their genes.
Preferred term Reproductive Fitness
Entry term(s) Fitness, Reproductive



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