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Sources of Variation

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Genetic mutations arise in response to the environment.

Genetic mutations are constantly occurring. Depending on the environment, mutations can be good, bad, or neutral.

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HHMI Holiday Lecture connection

Dr. Sean Carroll explains how non-random selection works on random variations within a population.

References

Barton, N. H., Briggs, D. E. G., Eisen, J. A., Goldstein, D. B., & Patel, N. H. (2007). Evolution. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press: Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Sturm, R. A. (2009). Molecular genetics of human pigmentation diversity. Human Molecular Genetics, 18 (R1), R9-R17.

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