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Describe an example of how natural selection influenced the evolution of a particular species. Natural selection can happen in many different ways. Defined natural selection is the differential survival and reproduction of individuals in a group based on genetic differences. More importantly it is the force that drives evolution, selecting for more adapted variations suited towards that specific environment. I chose the Galapagos Finches or as some know them by, Darwin’s Finches as an example of adaptive radiation. In the beginning, there were just one species of finches in the center of the region. As time progressed, the finches began to expand outward.
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Unformatted text preview: Each new region the finches encountered, individuals with genes better suited to the specific location where they became more able to survive longer and reproduce more often. In the end, a new species resulted with only these types of finches in that region. References: Pruitt, N.L., &Underwood, L.S.(2006). Bioinquiry: Making Connections in Biology (3rd Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. “Instant" Evolution Seen in Darwin's Finches, Study Says Mason Inman for National Geographic News , July 14, 2006 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/07/060714-evolution.html...
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