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What is the main consequence of genetic drift in a population?

Option: 1

Increase in genetic variation

Option: 2

Decrease in genetic variation

Option: 3

Increased adaptation to the environment

Option: 4

Decreased mutation rate

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Genetic drift can lead to the loss of genetic variation within a population over time, as certain alleles become more or less common due to chance events. Hence, option 2 is the correct answer.

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