K selection

  1. selection occurring when a population is at or near the carrying capacity of the environment, which is usually stable: tends to favor individuals that successfully compete for resources and produce few, slowly developing young, and results in a stable population of long-lived individuals.: Compare r selection.

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  • Also K-se·lec·tion [key-si-lek-shuhn]. /ˈkeɪ sɪˌlɛk ʃən/.

Other words from K selection

  • K-se·lect·ed [key-si-lek-tid], /ˈkeɪ sɪˌlɛk tɪd/, adjective

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