Chapter 7

NCERT
Class 10
Science
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2. Why is variation beneficial to the species but not necessarily for the individual?

Question:

Why is variation beneficial to the species but not necessarily for the individual?

Answer:

The various populations of organisms interact with many types of ecological niches. This is important for them to survive in given conditions. In case of any damage caused to the ecological conditions of the population, the population gets adversely affected. The organisms which are able to survive may reproduce to develop a population which is adapted or suited to the varied conditions. Hence variation is beneficial to species, but not to the individuals.

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