Biology 2010 Student Edition

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Chapter 16, Darwin's Theory of Evolution - Standardized Test Prep - Page 479: 4



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Option A is incorrect. Natural selection is the process by which nature's forces provides the selection pressure for changes in species. Option C is incorrect. Extinction is the process by which specimens of a species no longer exist. Option D is incorrect. An adaptation is a change in a species in response to pressure from the environment. Option B is correct. Artificial selection is the process by which humans selectively breed organisms that have desirable characteristics.
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