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Which of the following statements is true about stabilizing selection? 

I. It results in reduced genetic variance 

II. Selection occurs against organisms 

III. Favoring individuals with the same phenotypes 

IV. It results in increased genetic variation 

Option: 1

I and II

Option: 2

I and III

Option: 3

II and III

Option: 4

II and IV

Answers (1)


The statement I and II are correct because stabilizing selection happens when a population of organisms has extreme variations of a trait which is selected against the environment. A population's genetic variation is reduced as a result of stabilizing selection. The selection favors individuals with different phenotypes.

Option 1 is the correct answer.

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