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Assignment 3 (1) Define the term population in your own words and give an example that is not from the text or course website. (2 points) Population refers to the number of living creatures such as human beings and animals which belong to same species, living within a same geographical boundary and capable to do interbreeding or reproduction. Example: 1. Population of people living in Steinbach city. 2. Group of tigers living in the jungle of Gir. 3. Group of kangaroos living in Australian jungle. (2) Human babies that are heavier than average and lighter than average have a higher infant mortality. What type of selection (be specific) is this and why? (3 points) This is the example of Stabilizing selection. Stabilizing selection favors intermediate phenotypes by removing extreme and below the average phenotypes. Using the giving example because of the stabilizing selection babies who are heavier compare to average weight or lighter compare to average weight are less likely to survive.

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