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Describe the generic process of natural selection:

My answer: Natural selection is where organisms that are better adapted to an environment will survive and reproduce meaning that the advantageous alleles of this variant organism are passed on to offspring.

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I would say something like this:
-A random mutation occurs producing new alleles.
-The new allele might provide an individual with an advantageous characteristic. So they are more likely to survive and reproduce, passing on the advantageous allele.
-Over many generations, the frequency of the new allele will increase in the population.
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(Original post by nerviodor)
I would say something like this:
-A random mutation occurs producing new alleles.
-The new allele might provide an individual with an advantageous characteristic. So they are more likely to survive and reproduce, passing on the advantageous allele.
-Over many generations, the frequency of the new allele will increase in the population.
tyy

Is this right:
4 steps of natural selection:

1. Overproduction: species produce more offspring than can survive to maturity.
2. Genetic variation: offspring will have some differences in appearance of behaviors
3. Struggle to survive: resources are limited
4. Successful reproduction: organisms have beneficial adaptations that help in survival and that will reproduce and pass on their genes
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tyy

Is this right:
4 steps of natural selection:

1. Overproduction: species produce more offspring than can survive to maturity.
2. Genetic variation: offspring will have some differences in appearance of behaviors
3. Struggle to survive: resources are limited
4. Successful reproduction: organisms have beneficial adaptations that help in survival and that will reproduce and pass on their genes
It looks like 1 and 3 are almost the same, and you've not mentioned the environment?

An acronym for this is VISSTA:

1. Organisms vary; these variations can be inherited [Variation and Inheritance]

2. The environment imposes limits on how many organisms can survive [Survival]

3. More of the individuals with variations best suited to the environment will survive and reproduce [Selection]

4. Over time, the more successful variations will increase within the population, and the less successful variations will decline, so the population adapts to fit the environment [Time and Adaption]


NB I have no idea what your exam board might require
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