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What is variation in biology?

Another term for genetic variation is discontinuous variation. Another term for environment variation is continuous variation

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Variation is differences between individuals of the same species There are two types of variation 1) Genetic/Natural variation 2) Envionmental variation Examples of genetic variation include: -Eye colour -Skin colour -Blood group -Inherited disorders Examples of environmental variation is as follows: -Weather -Diet -Location in the world

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The differences between individuals of the same species. This can be divided into a few areas. Genetic variation; this is the differences in the genes, and so DNA/RNA, between individuals of the same species, and is often caused by mutations in the DNA/RNA when the gametes (sperm and eggs cells in most cases you will look at) are copied, or the DNA/RNA is copied prior to cell division in other species. Phenotypic variation. Variation in the visible (expressed) features. Environmental variation; variation caused by the environment, although the line between environmental causes and genetics are often difficult to separate. For example, if a population of humans is overweight is that a genetic cause or is that learned behaviour. The answer seems to be both.

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