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what is fitness an indication of?

an individual's ability to be successful at surviving and reproducing


what is absolute fitness?

ratio of frequencies of a population genotype from one generation to the next


how to calculate absolute fitness?

frequency of a particular genotype after selection(divided by)
Frequency of a particular genotype before selection


what is relative fitness?

ratio of surviving offspring of one genotype compared with other genotypes


how to calculate relative fitness?

number of surviving offspring of a population of a particular genotype (divided by)
number of most successful genotype