Mini-exam number 1

Mini-exam number 1 - Miniexam 1 1 Which of the following...

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Miniexam 1 1. Which of the following statements about natural selection is true? a. Natural selection occurs in opposition to evolution. b. Natural selection is a process whereby genes are selected randomly for preservation in the next generation c. Natural selection can be used by farmers to generate organisms with desirable traits. d. Natural selection favors individuals that reproduce more than others. 2. Which term describes a trait that increases an individual’s ability to survive in a particular environment? a. Fitness b. Evolution c. Adaptation d. Heritability 3. Which term describes the ability of a trait to be passed on to offspring? a. Heritability b. Adaptation c. Fitness d. Evolution 4. A farmer wishes to develop a strain of high-yield corn that is also resistant to drought. He has the following individuals from the current year’s  crop: Individual A: Yield: 179 bushels/acre; drought resistance: high Individual B: Yield: 220 bushels/acre; drought resistance: low Individual C: Yield: 185 bushels/acre; drought resistance: medium Individual D: Yield: 140 bushels/acre; drought resistance: high Individual E: Yield: 200 bushels/acre; drought resistance: medium Which cross would produce the highest corn yield with the highest resistance to drought? a. B and B b. A and B c. C and E d. B and D 5. Which of the following statements is not true of scientific experiments? a. They must be well documented.
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