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Asked by achalgoel | 13th Jan, 2010, 09:34: PM

Expert Answer:

Variations promote the survival of a species rather than an organism. Variation is useful for the survival of the species over time. If a population of reproducing organisms were suited to a particular niche and if the niche were drastically altered, the population would be wiped out. However, if some variations were to be present in a few individuals in these populations, there would be some chance for them to survive. These resistant variants would survive and grow further. So over time, these variations will prove useful for the species. Variations lead to increased survival of the species during adverse conditions.

Speciation may take place when variation is combined with geographical isolation.

The process of evolution occurs only because variations are present.

Answered by  | 15th Jan, 2010, 03:41: PM

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