Reading Quiz 4 – Natural Selection I What does the pattern component of the theory of evolution by natural selection state? *The characteristics of populations change over time, in response to changes in the environment. What does the process component of the theory of natural selection state? * Evolution occurs because individuals with certain heritable characteristics produce the most offspring. What observations suggest that in M. tuberculosis, antibiotic resistance is a trait with heritable variation? * Some individuals are more resistant to antibiotics than others, and pass this trait on to offspring. What observations suggest that in environments containing antibiotics,
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2010 for the course BIOL 180 taught by Professor Freeman during the Fall '07 term at University of Washington.