Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 27 - 27.2 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

Prokaryotes reproduce considerably quickly, and therefore they can have extremely large population sizes. The large population allows for higher likelihood of new mutations. This adds to the genetic diversity in the population.

Work Step by Step

Consider the relative rate at which prokaryotes reproduce, which increases the chance of genetic variation due to new gene mutations.
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