Passive natural selection

Passive natural selection denote a form of selection that does not lead to an increase in the functionality of the structure, but does eliminate the consequences of evolutionary changes (mutations) that would otherwise lead to a worsening of the functionality.

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The classical Darwinian theory of evolution can explain the evolution of adaptive traits only in asexual organisms. The frozen plasticity theory is much more general: It can also explain the origin and evolution of adaptive traits in both asexual and sexual organisms Read more