Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 21 - The Evidence for Evolution - Review Questions - Apply: 3

Answer

D.

Work Step by Step

Islands have similar habitats to which colonists can adapt convergently (D.). Drift (A.) would not lead to the same result time after time, and disruptive selection isn't necessarily associated with islands (B.). Finally, C. is wrong because the colonists of islands vary widely and, thus, are not necessarily closely related for all islands.
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