Q. 38 B4.8( 5 Votes )

"Only variations that confer an advantage to an individual organism will survive in a population". Do you agree with this statement? Give reason for your answer.

Answer :

(B) Yes; only variations that confer advantage to an individual organism will survive in a population.

For example- In a population of red beetles, some sudden variation in reproduction produces a green colored beetle. Red beetles are a easy source of prey as they can be easily spotted on the green bushes. The green colored beetle that was produced by a variation could mix up with the green bushes and protect itself from being a prey to predator. If the variation that has occurred in the color of the beetle was blue, then it would have been of no advantage to help in surviving, as it would be easily open to predation like the red beetles.


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