environmental selection

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Natural selection within a population resulting from the influence exerted by the environment. Environmental selection inevitably leads to a change in the composition of genes within a population. For example, a change in the environment resulting in a drop in temperature will favour animals with an increased ability to maintain their body heat and may eventually result in a population of animals with denser fur.

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