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Genetic variation

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noun

1. Variations of genomes between members of species, or between groups of species thriving in different parts of the world as a result of genetic mutation.

2. Genetic diversity in a population or species as a result of new gene combinations (e.g. crossing over of chromosomes), genetic mutations, genetic drift, etc.

3. Important in maintaining biodiversity among species.



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  • Genetic variation is important in that it may provide alternative phenotypes which may respond to the environment in different ways.

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Re: Re:

... like to add to! The average IQ should be affected by environment and genetics, and the international variations in IQ should reveal how strongly environment affects these averages. The more variation ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... it's obvious your "doctorate" is neither in anthropology nor genetics. You simply don't know what you're talking about. In terms of evolutionary ... isolated from each other much longer than humans show no appreciable variations in intelligence regardless of habitat or range. Snow leopards ...

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by Seth90210
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... by environment. You need only compare your height to people of similar genetic background who grew up in a similar region to you. Otherwise the ... above the rest is somewhat arrogant in my opinion and ignoring human variation. One can have a variety of advantageous traits, but it doesn't ...

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by badgertoes
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:31 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
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Speciation challenges the meaning of "beneficial mutation"

... This rather long post is about about genetic variation and hyrbid viability, and how this gives a new perspective on speciation. I am a ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation challenges the meaning of "beneficial mutation"
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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... can fix it and to be able to adapt to the unexpected (immune system, epigenetics). So I think that simpler systems are far more delicate than complex ... studies reveal that genetic differences can't explain all of the human variation, meaning that each unique genome presents a spectrum of possibilities, ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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