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Cecie Starr + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305112100

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305112100
Chapter 23, Problem 3RQ
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Explain how natural selection differs from adaptation.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The difference between natural selection and adaptation.

Introduction: Evolution is a process that is governed by natural selection and is defined as the changes that accumulate in a species in the course of time. These changes are inherited by offspring. Adaptation is a mechanism of evolution where organisms change themselves according to the surrounding environment.

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Natural selection is a process where an organism with most successful traits is selected for the propagation of species. The organisms with best traits can survive in the changing environment and thus reproduce. This is called as survival of the fittest...

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