Biology 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-426-9

Chapter 16 - How Populations Evolve - Engage - Thinking Scientifically - Page 295: 1

Answer

Evolution occurs when mutations cause genetic variation in a population. If the variation leads to improved fitness in an individual, the beneficial gene will be passed on, eventually manifesting in a larger proportion of the population. Because of this, the frequency of the beneficial allele will increase, and the original allele will be overshadowed.

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Evolution occurs when mutations cause genetic variation in a population. If the variation leads to improved fitness in an individual, the beneficial gene will be passed on, eventually manifesting in a larger proportion of the population. Because of this, the frequency of the beneficial allele will increase, and the original allele will be overshadowed.
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