Advantageous

  • (adj): Giving an advantage.
    Example: "A contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on advantageous:

Red Queen (Through The Looking-Glass) - Adaptive Uses Outside The Arts - Red Queen's Hypothesis
... the role of sex is to preserve genes that are currently disadvantageous, but that will become advantageous against the background of a likely future population of parasites ... Firstly, if an advantageous mutation occurs in an asexual line, it is impossible for that mutation to spread without wiping out all other lines, which may have ... Some instances of genetic variation might be advantageous only when paired with other mutations, and sex increases the likelihood that such pairings will occur ...
Evolution Of Sexual Reproduction - Spread of Advantageous Traits - Novel Genotypes
... reproducing populations can more easily combine advantageous genes than can asexual populations ... If, in a sexual population, two different advantageous alleles arise at different loci on a chromosome in different members of the population, a chromosome containing the two advantageous alleles can ... also suggested that sex might facilitate the spread of advantageous genes by allowing them to escape their genetic surroundings, if they should arise on a ...
Causes of Point Mutations
... That is to say, they are more likely to occur when they are advantageous to the organism, rather than when they are neutral or disadvantageous ... for prolonged periods of time, point mutations in trp operon reverted to tryptophan, leading to an advantageous result, more frequently than under normal conditions when the mutations were ... to situations in which the mutation was advantageous ...
Riding in The Peloton
... crosswind, are the ones doing most of the work, it is usually advantageous to be closer to the front of the peloton ... Being at the front of the peloton is also advantageous when initiating a breakaway ... currently in a breakaway in front of the peloton, it is advantageous for the remaining members to slow the peloton as much as possible in an attempt to avoid catching the breakaway ...
Siblicide
... This is perhaps because siblicide takes a great amount of energy and is not always advantageous ... Siblicide is advantageous for the surviving offspring because they have now eliminated most or all of their competition ... It is also somewhat advantageous for the parents because the surviving offspring most likely have the strongest genes, and so, will pass these genes onto their offspring later in life ...

More definitions of "advantageous":

  • (adj): Appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness.
    Synonyms: appropriate

Famous quotes containing the word advantageous:

    To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    The seashore is a sort of neutral ground, a most advantageous point from which to contemplate this world. It is even a trivial place. The waves forever rolling to the land are too far-traveled and untamable to be familiar. Creeping along the endless beach amid the sun-squall and the foam, it occurs to us that we, too, are the product of sea-slime.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)