K selection

K selection

Ecology.
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.
Also, K-selection [key-si-lek-shuhn] .

K-selected [key-si-lek-tid] , adjective
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