Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation: 10

Answer

Increased rates of mutation could be accomplished by turning off, or down, the checking and repair of DNA during its synthesis. This would provide more genetic variation from which natural selection could pick more adapted genotypes.

Work Step by Step

This question is asking you to connect the role of errors in DNA copying with the coverage in earlier chapters of the usefulness of mutations/genetic variation for evolution, especially when stress strikes.
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