Animal Diversity 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073524255
ISBN 13: 978-0-07352-425-2

Chapter 1 - Review Questions: 21

Answer

Microevolution is a change in the gene pool of a single population across many generations. In contrast, Macroevolution is referring to major evolutionary changes, such as speciation and extinction, over the geological timescale. It is mainly used about the evolution of entire taxonomic groups (not just one population) over long periods of time.

Work Step by Step

Macroevolution is an entire taxonomic group's evolution; micro is following just one population.
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