Adaptations: Meanings


An adaptation is the phenotypic variant that has the highest reproductive success among a well‐specified set of variants in a given environment.

Keywords: adaptation; teleonomy; evolutionary history; phenotype existence; fitness


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Reeve, Hudson K, and Sherman, Paul W(Apr 2001) Adaptations: Meanings. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001707]