Biology 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
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Chapter 16 - How Populations Evolve - Assess - Page 295: 8

Answer

C

Work Step by Step

Stabilizing selection narrows down the gene pool to a mean trait value. A bird that does not lay too many or too few eggs in order to maximize the number of surviving offspring would be considered stabilizing. This way, no extreme characteristics are favored by natural selection.
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