Unformatted text preview: adaptations). o Those individuals having less favorable traits produce fewer offspring, so that less successful adaptations are not passed on as frequently. o This phenomenon is called differential reproduction and successive generations have more individuals with more favorable traits (genetically better adapted to their surroundings). o In natural selection, inherited traits that are adaptive (favorable) will become more frequent in the population at the expense of less adapted traits, which will appear less frequently in passing generations. Populations will change through time in response to environmental factors....
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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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