Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 1 - The Science of Biology - Review Questions - Apply: 3

Answer

C.

Work Step by Step

A. is wrong since natural selection reduces variation by selecting only some variants, and B. can be eliminated because natural selection produces better adaptation in a population or species, not an individual. D. is incorrect since artificial selection often leads to organisms which are poorly adapted to the natural environment but well adapted to an artificial environment created by humans, such as a well-fertilized corn field picked and planted by farmers, not nature.
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