Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 21 - The Evidence for Evolution - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3


The graph shows a number of data points with no obvious correlation between the two axes since there is to be shown no genetic relationship between beak depth in parents and offspring.

Work Step by Step

If there was a correlation, something like what is in Fig. 21.2b would be seen--a set of points clustering around a best fit line. Without a genetic connection, no correlation exists and datapoints are all over the place.
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