9 Greatest Discoveries

1859- Natural SelectionNatural selection is the process by which species adapt to their environment. Natural selec- tion leads to evolutionary change when individuals with certain char- acteristics have a greater survival or reproductive rate than other indi- viduals in a population and pass on these inheritable genetic character-istics to their offspring. Simply put,natural selection is a consistent dif- ference in survival and reproduc-tion between different genotypes, or even different genes, in what wecould call reproductive success. [A genotype is a group of organismssharing a specific genetic makeup.]

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