Variation and survival of a population homework exercise

Here is a list of key words associated with variation that you should be familiar with

meiosis, crossing over, independent assortment, inheritable variations, non inheritable variations, aseexualnreproduction, cloning, phenotype, mutation. sexual reproduction.

Use a selection of these words and relevant examples to discuss the importance of variation to the long term survival of a population.

Your answer should include

  • The meaning of the term variation
  • What causes variation within a population
  • The advantages and disadvantages of variation within a population

You should have read pages 46 and 47 in your workbook carefully and completed the exercises on pages 48 and 49 before you attempt this.

Once you have drafted an answer  type it into the question below and submit for feedback. You need to spend at least an hour doing this work.

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