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Adaptation and natural selection

a critique of some current evolutionary thought

by Williams, George C.

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Adaptation (Biology),
  • Natural selection

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 275-290.

    Statement[by] George C. Willams.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH546 .W55
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 307 p.
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5945643M
    LC Control Number65017164

    The relative numbers of species in a given habitat are always changing. Williams writes that the only way adaptations can come into existence or persist is by natural selection. Here the risk to life is counterbalanced by the necessity for reproduction. There are innumerable examples of organisms and species that have developed very specific characteristics that allow them to develop favorably, adapt to the environment and, therefore, have a greater chance of survival. Permanence implies reproduction with a potential geometric increase. When the habitat changes, three main things may happen to a resident population: habitat tracking, genetic change or extinction.

    It was an observation of Van Valen that groups of species tend to have a characteristic and fairly regular rate of extinction. He presented results showing that in a polluted urban wood with dark tree trunks, dark moths survived better than pale Adaptation and natural selection book, causing industrial melanismwhereas in a clean rural wood with paler trunks, pale moths survived better than dark ones. As a consequence of this differentiation, organisms with the most unfavorable characteristics reproduce less and may eventually cease to exist, giving way to those that perform better in a given habitat. One necessary condition is that the selected entity must have a high degree of permanence and a low rate of endogenous change, relative to the degree of bias differences in selection coefficients. This was shown to be a result of natural selection by predators making use of camouflage mismatch.

    Elongated body protects their larvae from being washed out by current. This was shown to be a result of natural selection by predators making use of camouflage mismatch. When the habitat changes, three main things may happen to a resident population: habitat tracking, genetic change or extinction. The organisms that have been able to vary their physical structure or their behavior in order to be able to perform better in a specific environment that is, those that have adapted are those that can continue developing in that environment, can continue reproducing and, therefore, Continue to exist.


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Adaptation affects all aspects of the life of an organism. Adaptation is the evolutionary process whereby an organism becomes better able to live in its habitat or habitats. These structural changes pass to the next generations, that is, they are hereditary.

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