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Why is genetic diversity a big deal for a species?  Is it really important?  What do you think?

Mar 18th, 2015

Genetic diversity is important because it protects species from extinction or dangerous bottle necks. If a species has low genetic diversity, it is much more vulnerable to the devastating effects of disease and infection. Genetic diversity allows some individuals in a population to have genetic variations that make them naturally resistant to a given threat. Thus, these individuals are able to procreate and continue the species. Without genetic diversity, a species would be incapable of adapting to long term environmental conditions such as climate change, predation and infection.

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