variation

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what is variation?
the differences that excist between individuals
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what are the two types of variation?
interspecific and intraspecific
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what's interspecific variation give an example?
interspecific is variation between different species for example a horses vary from ducks
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whats intraspecific variation give an example?
intraspecific is the variation between the same species for example length of giraffes neck human hair colour, eye colour
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what are two things that cause intraspecific variation?
genetic or environmental factors or even both
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what's an allele?
an alternative form of a gene e.g different hair colour or eye colour
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what does genotype mean?
the alleles an organism has
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what does phenotype mean?
the characteristics displayed by an organism
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explain genetic factors in intraspecific variation
species have the same genes but different alleles, the alleles make up the organisms genotype which results in different variation of phenotype
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