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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Sexual reproduction increases genetic diversity by introducing new genetic material.
The variety of different types of genes in a species or population. Genetic diversity is
It can provide resistance to diseases or other beneficial characteristics.variation in more competitive species than our own can result in natural selection that is better focused
All living organisms carry a genetic blueprint. This is so regardless of whether they are plants, animals, or fungi, whether they are short- or long-lived, and whether they reproduce
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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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