Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - The Characteristics of Life - Check Your Progress: 3

Answer

Adaptations are a result of evolutionary changes in populations over time.

Work Step by Step

As a population of organisms encounters changes in their environment, natural selection causes the population to develop adaptations that help organisms of that population to thrive within those environmental changes. The development of these adaptations in the population over time is called evolution.
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