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death feigning

death feigning  

A form of defence in which the animal becomes immobile, as if dead. Under natural conditions this usually occurs at the closing stages of a predatory encounter. In response to being grasped by the ...
fitness

fitness  

(in genetics) Symbol W. A measure of the relative breeding success of an individual or genotype in a given population at a given time. Individuals that contribute the most offspring to the next ...
habituation

habituation  

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A decrease in behavioural responsiveness that occurs when a stimulus is repeated frequently with neither reward nor punishment. The process involves learning to ignore insignificant stimuli and ...
natural selection

natural selection  

A complex process in which the total environment determines which members of a species survive to reproduce and so pass on their genes to the next generation. This need not necessarily involve a ...
reproductive success

reproductive success  

For a given individual, the number of offspring that survive to reproduce. See fitness.

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