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Chapter 1: Themes in the Study of Life

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Charles Darwin proposed a mechanism for descent with modification which stated that organisms of a particular species are adapted to their environment when they possess
a. non-inheritable traits that enhance their survival in the local environment
b. non-inheritable traits that enhance their reproductive success in the local environment
c. non-inheritable traits that enhance their survival and reproductive success in the local environment
d. inheritable traits that enhance their survival and reproductive success in the local environment
e. inheritable traits that decrease their survival and reproductive success in the local environment

Answer:

D: inheritable traits that enhance their survival and reproductive success in the local environment
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Question: Charles Darwin proposed a mechanism for descent with modification which stated that organisms of a particular species are adapted to their environment when they possessa. non-inheritable traits that enhance their survival in the local environmentb. non-inheritable traits that enhance their reproductive success in the local environmentc. non-inheritable traits that enhance their survival and reproductive success in the local environmentd. inheritable traits that enhance their survival and reproductive success in the local environmente. inheritable traits that decrease their survival and reproductive success in the local environment
Answer: D: inheritable traits that enhance their survival and reproductive success in the local environment