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Unformatted text preview: carapace to camouflage themselves. • Thousands of Epiphytes There are "thousands" of examples of parasitic relationships. For many humans, the debilitating effects of parasites reduces their survival so that common illnesses become life threatening. The selection of phenotypes that have beneficial adaptations for their surroundings can result in population changes from generation to generation, so that species can change over time. It's crucial to look at any adaptation in the context of its surroundings. Features with adaptive value in one habitat many be negative in a second. Also, adaptations must be inheritable to be subject to selection and evolution....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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