Evolutionary Biology Quiz

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What is the most accurate statement regarding individual organisms and evolution?

Individual organisms cannot evolve or adapt through natural selection

How does natural selection work?

It involves the reproduction of individuals with traits that enhance survival in their environment

What is the biological definition of fitness?

Fitness is determined by reproductive success, i.e., the ability to produce offspring

What is an adaptation?

An adaptation is a trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment

What does it mean to say that there are no objectively fit adaptations?

It means that the fitness of an adaptation depends on the environmental context

Test your knowledge of evolutionary biology with this study guide for BIO 100's Chapter 11 Part II. Explore the concept of natural selection and learn why individual organisms do not evolve. Get ready to dive into the details of how natural selection works and understand its comparison to artificial selection.

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