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Relative Fitness and Absolute Fitness using Selection Coefficient

The coefficient for selection between Zid+ and Zid- in common garden experiment of an individual being treated with AZT is 0.036, indicating selection for Zid-.

What are the relative fitnesses of Zid- and Zid+?

Absolute fitness of Zid+ in AZT treated people is 1.040. What's the Absolute fitness for Zid-?

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Fitness is an indicator of the rate of growth of a given genotype within a population. Absolute fitness (wabsolute) is a ratio of the number of individuals with a particular genotype in a given generation divided by the number of individuals with that genotype in the previous generation.

wabsolute of genotype A = Number in generation n / Number in generation n-1
Number indicates the number of individuals with genotype A in the given generations.

Relative fitness (wrelative) is the ratio of the absolute fitness of a given genotype divided by the absolute fitness of the most fit genotype. The relative fitness of the most fit genotype would ...

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Relative fitness and absolute fitness using selection coefficients are examined.