What Is Genetic Diversity?


Genetic diversity refers to any variation in the nucleotides, genes, chromosomes, or whole genomes of organisms. It entails looking at the genetic characteristics in the genetic makeup of a species. It is different from genetic variability, which describes the tendency of genetic characteristics to vary.
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Genetic diversity is essential to life and the ability to adapt with changes in the environment. When changes occur, the genetic makeup of a species has to slightly change to adapt to survive. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_diversity
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