purifying selection

purifying selection
/pjurəfaɪɪŋ səˈlɛkʃən/ (say pyoohruhfuying suh'lekshuhn)

noun
a mode of natural selection in which there is a tendency towards the elimination of extreme traits resulting in less genetic diversity. Compare balancing selection, directional selection.
Also, stabilising selection.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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