Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Kontext: Ecology Evolution

facultative

The ability to give appropriate alternative responses under different conditions. Facultative fitness is a measure of the success of an individual in leaving progeny in the next generation, typically with regard to other individuals in the species and thus as relative fitness. In a fuller form, called Darwinian fitness

Literatur

Barlow, George W.. 2002. "The Cichlid Fishes (Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution)". Perseus Publishing. pp. 352 pp. ISBN: 9780738203768 (crc03927) (Kurzfassung)