What does the term genetic diversity refer to? What is the significance of large genetic diversity in a population? 

Asked by Topperlearning User | 10th Jun, 2014, 03:26: PM

Expert Answer:

Genetic diversity is the measure of variety in genetic information contained in the organisms.

The significance of large genetic diversity in a population are-

(a) Larger genetic diversity provides adaptability at the time of environmental changes and helps the species in surviving.

(b) Larger genetic diversity is also useful in the evolution of species.

Answered by  | 10th Jun, 2014, 05:26: PM