PS 9 due 11 - PS 9 due 11/20 1. Define the following terms...

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PS 9 due 11/20 1. Define the following terms BRIEFLY and give an example. Answers come from lecture, the text,or you may need to use an Evolution text book; I suggest Futuyma’s Evolutionary Biology or Freeman and Herron’s Evolutionary Analysis in this case. Evolution: Evolution is the changes in inherited traits in a population of organisms due to variation, reproduction, and selection from one generation to the next. Fitness: describes the capability of an individual of a certain genotype to reproduce, and usually is equal to the proportion of the individual’s genes in all of the genes of the next generation; “how attractive their traits are for mating.” Mutation: mutations are changes in the nucleotide sequence of the genetic material of an organism, mutations can be caused by copying errors in the genetic material during cell division, by exposure to ultraviolet or ionizing radiation, etc. Natural selection: The process by which favorable heritable traits become
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PS 9 due 11 - PS 9 due 11/20 1. Define the following terms...

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