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  Fitness (biology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fitness (often denoted w in population genetics models) is a central concept in evolutionary theory.
Relative fitness is quantified as the average number of surviving progeny of a particular genotype compared with average number of surviving progeny of competing genotypes after a single generation, i.e.
Because fitness is a coefficient, and a variable may be multiplied by it several times, biologists may work with "log fitness" (particularly so before the advent of computers).
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 H-SC Academic Catalogue - Biology Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prerequisites: Biology 110 and 151, or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites: Biology 110, 151, and 201; and Chemistry 211; or consent of instructor.
Prerequisites: Biology 110, 151, 201, 202, and 203.
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 SEP: Fitness
Of course, if fitness is a probabilistic propensity, then the fitter among competing organisms will not always leave more offspring, and the theory of natural selection will have to be understood as making the claim that (probabilistic) fitness difference result in reproductive differences not invariably but only with some probability.
Suppose we measure the fitness differences between population a and population b to be in the ratio of 7:3 (e.g.
In order to exclude the absence of fitness differences instead of drift, as the source of the current generation's 5:5 outcome, we need to be able to establish that the 7:3 differences in previous populations were not themselves the result of drift.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/fitness   (4637 words)

 Fitness and Synergy
Fitness usually occurs relative to something else and it is this relativity which is important in understanding the concept within complexity thought.
It is this aspect of fitness that is often treated in evolutionary biology, when we claim that the organism evolves to fit its landscape.
In biology survival relates to differential fitness, not to absolute fitness, thus competition can improve relative survival (biologically, a quantitative change in genotype frequency) - presuming a choice must be made between you and me, and that is a critical point.
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 Fitness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Physical fitness, a general state of good somatic health and abilities, usually as a result of exercise and nutrition
Fitness competition, a form of physique competition for women, related to bodybuilding
Fitness (biology), an individual's ability to propagate its genes
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A study of the basic biology of the cell including respiration, mitosis and meiosis, membrane transport, photosynthesis, and protein synthesis; genetics from molecular to organismic including recombinant DNA and oncogenes; plant and animal development; and a survey of prokaryotes, algae, fungi, and plants.
A study of the biology of insects with emphasis on identification at the family level.
An outline of the study, acceptable to the project adviser, must be distributed to all biology faculty and others concerned with the project during the academic session one year prior to the session in which the study is to be completed.
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 encyclopedia:fitness - Ask.com Web Search
General fitness In its most general meaning, physical fitness is a general state of good physical health.
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 Biosemiotics: Towards a New Synthesis in Biology
From the point of view of biology this changed view of the physical basis for organic evolution is of course very encouraging since it implies that organic evolution is no longer a miracle.
Seeing biology as part of the natural sciences is congruent of course with Cartesian dualism separating the study of nature from the study of culture.
Genes may be fit only under certain environmental conditions, or environments might perhaps be said to be fit in the sense that their self-sustaining dynamic capacity has been adapted to the actual genotype resources offered to them.
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Because of this narrow conception of fitness, many interesting new results in evolutionary biology (Axelrod, 1984; Wilson and Sober, 1998; Mitteldorf and Wilson, in press), such as the plausibility of altruistic and cooperative habits being evolutionarily advantageous, are conceptually intractable to students of evolutionary theory (Jacobson, 1996).
Another student, David, a junior in biology, said, "fitness is the strength of a genotype to out-compete other individuals." David’s notion of fitness demonstrated a conflict between his knowledge that gene-level phenomena exist, and his intuition that fitness must be a property of individuals.
But, they were puzzled about this apparent equivocation in the term ‘fitness.’ We encouraged them to address this confusion by concluding this part of the sessions with a discussion of the idea of the "survival of the fittest", and what that meant.
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 The KLI Theory Lab - keywords - fitness
Ettinger, L. Falk, R. Jablonka, E. On causality, heritability and fitness.
Keywords: altruism • biological models of the firm • change • ecology • equilibrium • evolutionary ethics • fitness • group selection • Lamarckism • mutualism • optimization • population biology • selfishness • social Darwinism • sociobiology • teleology • utility.
Neander, K. Fitness and the fate of unicorns.
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 Coffeyville Community College - Biology Program Guide
The biology program at Coffeyville Community College is designed for students who intend to transfer to a 4-year college and university degree program.
The associate in science degree is the most appropriate degree option for biology majors.
Below is a sample four-semester degree plan for a typical biology major that starts his course work at CCC in the fall semester.
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 What's Next In Health - Fitness & Exercise, Weight Loss
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Johns Hopkins experts on the genetics of a potentially lethal heart rhythm defect that runs in families and targets young athletes report they have greatly narrowed the hunt for the specific genetic mutations that contribute to the problem.
Children who are overweight as toddlers or preschoolers are more likely to be overweight or obese in early adolescence, report researchers in a collaborative study by the NIH and several academic institutions.
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 Gene Expression: Fitness is a bugger!!!
The originator of the formula for genetic load, JBS Haldane, famously quipped "fitness is a bugger!" Part of the problem is that the term "fitness" has unique connotations in evolutionary biology.
Physical fitness, health and longevity, often correlate with reproductive fitness, but the correspondence is not 1:1.
In fact, in many species there is likely a correlation between extremely fecund but short-lived individuals and fitness, their reproductive value, while longer-lived individuals within the population would exhibit less fitness.
scienceblogs.com /gnxp/2006/03/fitness_is_a_bugger.php   (991 words)

 BioEd Online Slides: serving sizes, nutrition, food energy, fitness, diet: Biology Lesson Plan
Activity Seven: Nutritional Challenges, of the instructional unit, Food and Fitness, is an assessment activity during which students learn about eating habits to meet special dietary needs and then design specialized menus, such as those for athletes, diabetics and vegetarians.
The complete Food and Fitness Activities Guide for Teachers may be downloaded as a PDF file from the Teacher Resources menu on BioEd Online.
Funding for development of the Food and Fitness unit and accompanying online professional development was provided by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), a consortium of leading biomedical research centers funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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 Biology & Political Science. Foundational Issues of Political Biology
Due to the advances of biology and evolutionary theory, we are today in the position of explicating these assumptions in the form of stable scientific certainties.
A foundational concept in biological theory is that of "fitness".
The notion of fitness extraction is thus defined.
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Biometry (BISC 504), Conservation Biology (BISC 515), Genetics (BISC 336), Population Genetics(BISC 514), Population Biology (BISC 616).
(2001) Relative effects of mutation accumulation versus inbreeding depression on fitness in experimental populations of the housefly.
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 MDC Kendall Campus
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 Biology at JMU - Grace Wyngaard
One of the hypotheses we are testing is that genome size is correlated with development rates and body size, traits that strongly influence the fitness of copepods and hence their ecological and evolutionary success in nature.
We sample species broadly within an order of copepods and measure correlations between genome size and fitness traits.
This project involves field collecting, laboratory culture, and histological preparations to measure DNA contents.
www.jmu.edu /biology/faculty/wyngaard/wyngaard.shtml   (551 words)

 BioEd Online Slides: obesity, nutritional problems, food, diet, fitness: Biology Lesson Plan
This presentation provides background science and health information related to the “Food and Fitness” unit created by scientists and educators at Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach.
PowerPoint slides were written by Nancy Moreno to compliment Roberta Andings’ presentation on Adolescent Nutrition to a Food and Fitness Teacher Education Workshop in March, 2004.
Teenagers who resist traditional forms of exercise,might not be aware that other activities, such as dancing or shopping, also contribute to fitness.
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Angiogenesis inhibitors can be far more effective in treating metastatic clear cell renal cell cancer (RCC) - an aggressive form of the most common kind of kidney cancer that is also rich in blood supply - than traditional treatments, according to accumulating evidence.
The University of Manchester investigation – announced on World Hearing Voices Day (Thursday, 14th September) – comes after Dutch researchers found that many healthy members of the population there regularly hear voices.
On Monday, August 14, Lilly Jaffe, a six-year-old North Shore suburban girl who had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was one month old, checked into the Clinical Research Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
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 Profiles of Adaptation in Two Similar Viruses -- Holder and Bull 159 (4): 1393 -- Genetics
Section of Integrative Biology, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712-1023
Bull, Section of Integrative Biology, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712-1023., bull{at}bull.biosci.utexas.edu (E-mail)
Variable Pleiotropic Effects From Mutations at the Same Locus Hamper Prediction of Fitness From a Fitness Component
www.genetics.org /cgi/content/abstract/159/4/1393   (369 words)

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