Introduction to Mutations and Evolution

Recognize that mutations are the basis of microevolution; and that adaptations enhance the survival and reproduction of individuals in a population

We’ve already learned about DNA and mutations. In this outcome, we’ll understand how these mutations impact evolution and the change of species.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Understand the connection between genetics and evolution
  • Understand how environmental changes and selective pressures impact the spread of mutations, contributing to the process of evolution

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Population Genetics
  • Selective and Environmental Pressures
  • Self Check: Mutations and Evolution


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