Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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

Chapter 27 - 27.2 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

The population that is capable of conjugation would most likely be more successful, due to the fact that some of the individuals are able to form recombinant cells. These recombinant cells could possess genes that provide advantages in a new environment.

Work Step by Step

Consider the fact that conjugation allows for faster changes, which may be advantageous to cells trying to adapt to the rapidly-changing environment as described.
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