Big Idea 1: Evolution
a. According to Darwin’s theory of natural selection, competition for
limited resources results in differential survival. Individuals with
more favorable phenotypes are more likely to survive and produce
more offspring, thus passing traits to subsequent generations.
b. Evolutionary fitness is measured by reproductive success.
c. Genetic variation and mutation play roles in natural selection. A
diverse gene pool is important for the survival of a species in a
d. Environments can be more or less stable or fluctuating, and this
affects evolutionary rate and direction; different genetic variations
can be selected in each generation.
e. An adaptation is a genetic variation that is favored by selection and
is manifested as a trait that provides an advantage to an organism
in a particular environment.
f. In addition to natural selection, chance and random events can
influence the evolutionary process, especially for small populations.
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