Here z is the thing and w is the reproductive success

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Unformatted text preview: g P2: This variation is responsible for variation in reproductive success (it determines the representation of itself in the future) P1 and P2 can be collapsed by saying there is a covariance between trait and fitness: cov (w, z). Here, z is the thing and w is the reproductive success P3: Heritability Covariance: w and z increase together if positive covariance, decrease together if negative. Need variation in both. If all three premises are satisfied, then evolution occurs, and the population becomes, on average, more fit (more adapted) If these are true, w will go up. Selection produces a good de...
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