HEREDITY AND EVOLUTION

Asked by ankit95 | 22nd Feb, 2010, 01:04: PM

Expert Answer:

Microevolution is evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies. When individuals with certain traits are more successful at reproduction, the ensuing generation will have more copies of that trait. Should the trend continue, eventually the traits will become so common in the population that the population profile will change. This is microevolution.

 The main difference between microevolution and macroevolution is that one occurs within a few generations, whilst the other takes place over thousands of years.

Answered by  | 24th Feb, 2010, 06:14: PM

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