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In the above photo the genotypes are Homozygous Dominant, Homozygous Recessive, Heterozygous.
In the above photo the possible phenotypes for G=green and g=yellow are, Green and yellow.
In the above photo the homozygous outcomes are, GG and gg
In the above photo the heterozygous outcomes are Gg, and Gg
Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction
Offspring of sexual reproduction are more diverse than offspring of asexual reproduction because with asexual reproduction the parent animal is essentially cloning itself therefore having the child have the exact same genome while the sexually produced offspring is a mixture of the two parent animals.
Adaptation: a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
Evolution: the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.
Species: a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial
Gene: a unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.
Genetic: of or relating to genes or heredity.
Sexual Reproduction: the production of new living organisms by combining genetic information from two individuals of different types (sexes). In most higher organisms, one sex (male) produces a small motile gamete that travels to fuse with a larger stationary gamete produced by the other (female).
Asexual Reproduction: a mode of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single organism, and inherit the genes of that parent only; it is reproduction which almost never involves ploidy or reduction.
Genetic Variation is important for survival because if one species is affected because of their specific functions, makeup, genome, etc. Then all animals will not be wiped out by the same circumstances.