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10.9: Adaptation and Evolution of Populations

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mutation

A change in the genetic makeup of a population of organisms that can be beneficial, harmful, or neutral.

natural selection

The mechanism for evolution. Natural processes favor some traits over others in a population causing those traits to be more common in subsequent generations. This results in change to a new species or subspecies.

variation

Having many differences.

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