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dominance

Definition

(1) The extent to which a given species predominates in a community because of its size, abundance or coverage, and affects the fitness of associated species. (2) The tendency of the phenotypic traits controlled by one allele (dominant) to be expressed over traits controlled by other alleles (recessive) at the same locus. (3) Physical domination initiated and sustained by aggression or other behavioural patterns of an individual.

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