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What are the similarities and differences between microevolution and macroevolution?

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What are the similarities and differences between microevolution and macroevolution? 

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Step 1

The process of evolution is the change in a population that passes from generation to generations. There are factors like gene flow, gene transfer, mutation, natural selection, genetic drift and deletion/insertion that lead to these changes. The ultimate result of evolution is formation or extinction of a species or change of some characters in a species. The process occurs at different scales. Based on this scale of significance, it has been divided into two types: Microevolution and Macroevolution.

 

Step 2

Although the two types of evolution have different scale of significance, yet there are some similarities and other differences too.

Both microevolution and macroevolution are similar in the sense that the processes of evolution are same for both. In fact, the initial step for macroevolution is microevolution only.

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There are some differences too in both types of e...

Microevolution
Macroevolution
This process occurs at small scale.
Timescale of changes is shorter for this type. After ong time scales, changes are observed
This process occurs at large scale.
in this type.
It gives rise to new species
In the gene pool, there is some new deletion
or addition
Changes occurs in same species
Information in the genes gets rearranged or
altered
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Microevolution Macroevolution This process occurs at small scale. Timescale of changes is shorter for this type. After ong time scales, changes are observed This process occurs at large scale. in this type. It gives rise to new species In the gene pool, there is some new deletion or addition Changes occurs in same species Information in the genes gets rearranged or altered

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