An agent of differential mortality or fertility that tends to make a population change genetically.
- In selection schemes improvements can be larger, but it depends on the structure of the population, the selection pressure, and the restriction on inbreeding imposed.
- Therefore, the putative selection pressure for metabolic efficiency does not change the rate of nonsynonymous substitutions.
- What happens is, in theory, unless you apply a selection pressure onto a population it stays the same.
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Syllabification: se·lec·tion pres·sure
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