Genetic Variation Within A Population

Genetic Variation Within A Population

These Plants With Different Type Of Leaves

Genetic diversity is the variation of heritable characteristics present in a population of the same species. It serves an important role in evolution by allowing a species to adapt to a new environment and to fight off parasites. It is applicable to domesticated species, which typically have low levels of genetic diversity. In the picture above, what you are seeing are actually the same type of plants. What is unique about them are their leaves; they are not the same color. So this would show how these plants have a genetic diversity.


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