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Natural selection

Natural selection is the differential survival and reproduction of individuals due to differences in phenotype. It is a key mechanism of evolution, the change in heritable traits of a population over time. Charles Darwin popularised the term "natural selection", and compared it with artificial selection.

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Examples regarding natural selection from KA. A wonderful resource.

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Crash Course videos making huge ideas understandable and engaging. Give this a shot if you're having trouble understanding natural selection.

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