What evolutionary mechanisms might produce adaptations? I know natural selection is one of them

Question

What evolutionary mechanisms might produce adaptations? I know natural selection is one of them

Expert Answer

Want to see the step-by-step answer?

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Experts are waiting 24/7 to provide step-by-step solutions in as fast as 30 minutes!*

*Response times may vary by subject and question complexity. Median response time is 34 minutes for paid subscribers and may be longer for promotional offers.
Tagged in
Science
Biology

Related Biology Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by students like you.

Q: You are incubating cells for 3 hours. The initial number of cells present in the sample were 102. Af...

A: Generation time is the time interval required for cells or a population to divide. Generation time (...

Q: What is the name of the flux from carbon in the atmosphere moving to carbon in the ocean?

A: Carbon is one of the most abundant elements present on the Earth in many forms or states of matter. ...

Q: Describe adaptations of plants to competition for light and pollinators

A: Adaptation is one of the main processes that explain the observed diversity of species. It is the ev...

Q: What are some of the disadvantages of using natural penicillin for treatment of infections?

A: Antibiotics are antimicrobial substances that control or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, parti...

Q: The carrier molecule in the ETC can bypass the next carrier in the chain and transfer electrons dire...

A: The electron transport chain (ETC) refers to a series of molecular complexes that transfer electrons...

Q: Biochemical and differential tests can be incorporated into growth media or performed on isolated co...

A: It is required to provide three examples of differential test that is incorporated into growth media...

Q: In what way does chlorophyll interact with light?

A: Chlorophyll is a pigment present in chloroplast. It is essential for carrying out photosynthesis. 

Q: Which of the following factors can explain why vitamin D deficiency is on the rise? 1. incre...

A: The question asks to choose the factor that is the reason for the rise of deficiency of vitamin-D.Ex...

Q: The use of phytochemical supplements provides the same chemical effect as do phytochemicals from foo...

A: Chemicals produced by plants are called phytochemicals. These chemicals have protective properties. ...

Q: what is the function of the following? Nasopharynx, oropharynx, laryngopharynx, glotti, epiglottis, ...

A: The respiratory system includes three different parts, namely the airways, the muscles of respiratio...

Q: Hello! I have a discussion tommorow with my classmates, and the prompt says like this: Discuss wheth...

A: Evolution is a process that is governed by natural selection and is defined as the changes that accu...

Q: 3b. Which phyla have growth by molting?

A: Phylum is the second highest taxonomic after Kingdom. Large number of organisms sharing one or more ...

Q: Saw palmetto usage may lead to the development of urinary retention. 1. True 2. False

A: Saw palmetto is a plant and the ripe fruit of this plant is used for natural medicine purpose. Basic...

Q: What system allows plants to grow taller and transport fluids? __________________ And, which plant g...

A: The complex conducting tissue, formed of more than one cell type in vascular plants, is known as vas...

Q: Mention and explain four of the major functions of the liver.

A: Liver is one of the major accessory organs of the digestive system which plays a critical role in th...

Q: Citrate test What will happen to the organism if it can't use the carbon source provided?

A: Citrate or citrate utilization test is one of the biochemical tests (IMViC tests) that are used for ...

Q: What role does the spleen play during a malaria infection? How does this contribute to some of the h...

A: Malaria is a disease caused by protozoan parasites of the Plasmodium group. It is characterised by a...

Q: How do the anti viral drugs such as nucleoside/nucleotide analogs, protease inhibitors, interferons,...

A: The antiviral drugs are the medications provided to treat viral infections. These drugs do not destr...

Q: What evidence could you use to support that the organisms you observed under the microscope today we...

A: Microscopes are used to observe the morphology of organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and algae and...

Q: Explain the difference in terms of pancreas function between insulin-dependent and insulin-independe...

A: It is required to explain the difference in terms of function of pancreas between insulin-dependent ...

Q: Which of the following is NOT a difference in blood between males and females? A.Males have a larger...

A: Blood is a body fluid that transports oxygen (O2) and carries nutrients to all parts of the body. Mo...

Q: In order for vitamin D to be actively formed, which of the following actions is required in the body...

A: Skin is the outer protective covering of the body and also plays an important role in the synthesis ...

Q: Agrobacterium tumefaciens carries a _______ that enters dicotyledonous (dicot) plant cells, transfor...

A: It is required to identify the agent in Agrobacterium tumefaciens that enters dicotyledonous (dicot)...

Q: Describe how the circulatory and respiratory systems are anatomically interconnected and physiologic...

A: The respiratory system is the biological system that consists of specific organs and structures used...

Q: What traits are associated with all primates (including Neanderthals and humans)?

A: The term "primates" includes all those mammals which belong to the order Primates. The organisms inc...

Q: what structure contains enzymes needed by sperm to penetrate an oocyte?

A: Fertilization takes place when nuclei of both sperm and an oocyte fuse. Initially, a sperm must fuse...

Q: TRUE or FALSE. The Enterotube II can only be inoculated using a culture from a nutrient broth media.

A: Enterotube is a plastic tube  comprising of nine biochemical tests, that occur in separate compartme...

Q: What are the applications for aldehydes, gaseous sterilizers, peroxygens, and organic acids?

A: Physical and chemical methods are used to control the microbes. Chemical methods are where chemicals...

Q: Describe how the smallpox virus spread, the symptoms, and what is unique about the disease.

A: The question asks about the spread, symptoms and unique about the smallpox disease.

Q: Given that the individual has a dominant phenotype, is it possible to determine its genotype?

A: The allele combinations of a gene present in an organism determine the genotype and phenotype. The g...

Q: Voges Proskauer test Does color of the medium change to red after both reagents were added and allow...

A: Biochemical method of bacterial identification is a classical method that is used for the characteri...

Q: what can the high concentration of extracellular sodium bring into the cell through a carrier protei...

A: Sodium (Na+) is an essential ion along with potassium (K+) and chloride (Cl-) that are required to m...

Q: Citrate test What critical enzyme allows the organism to acquire carbon from the  medium?

A: Citrate or citrate utilization test is one of the biochemical tests (IMViC tests) that are used for ...

Q: 5a. Define each of the 3 categories of mammals: Eutherians Marsupials Monotremes:

A: Mammals belong to the class Mammalia. They are the warm-blooded animals and rule the terrestrial eco...

Q: Which of the following factors can explain why vitamin D deficiency is on the rise? 1. incre...

A: Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which is mainly responsible for the absorption of calcium, magnes...

Q: What factors control cell cycle?

A: The cell cycle is an essential process by which cells increase in number while maintaining the genet...

Q: Hello! I am reading about Carolous Linnaeus to discuss with my class tommorow.  The question goes li...

A: Carolus Linnaeus is the Father of taxonomy. He studied more than 10,000 species of bacteria, fungi, ...

Q: List four possible long-term effects of meningitis.

A: Meningitis is the swelling of the protective membrane (meninges) of the spinal cord and the brain. T...

Q: What is the function of the following, the Greater omentum, body of the stomach, Anal Canal and anus...

A: The Greater omentum bears three major functions. It aids in fat deposition and can physically limit ...

Q: What are cellulitis, myositis and necrotizing fasciitis?

A: The invasion of microbes on the skin and its underlying soft tissues are referred to as skin and sof...

Q: What is difference between dialysis and filtration? Give examples for both please.

A: Various processes occur in cells and fluids which involve exchange of ions and solutes. These proces...

Q: What are the applications for Pasteurization, Autoclaving, UV irradiation, and Gamma irradiation?

A: It is required to mention the application of Pasteurization, Autoclaving, UV irradiation, and Gamma ...

Q: D only

A: A. Species D is more closely related to species G as both have yellow antennae.B. Species with red e...

Q: 2. Based upon your inspection of the drawings (# 1), what is the difference in the pattern of vessel...

A: Dear student, as you have not mentioned the question number to be answered, we are entitled to answe...

Q: What is the purpose of positive and negative controls in an experiment?

A: In the field of microbiology, there are various experiments are done to find the microbes. These exp...

Q: Why did we calculate, rather than measure, the diameter of the field of view on medium and high powe...

A: A microscope is an instrument used to visualize objects that are extremely small in size and cannot ...

Q: On the skin, Propionibacterium acnes converts lipids secreted by the oil glands to unsaturated fatty...

A: An ecological competition is created by the bacterial interference between the commensal and pathoge...

Q: ) Differentiate between the various types of blood vessels structurally and functionally.

A: The circulatory system is a vital system in the human body. The circulatory system serves in blood f...

Q: 4b. What advantages are associated with radial symmetry?

A: The arrangement of the organs, shape of the body, around a central axis is called as symmetry. Symme...

Q: Lactose operon and how does the system work

A: The functional unit of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) containing multiple genes, which are regulated un...