Which of the following is the most accurate statement regarding the theory of Natural Selection?
Correct Answer: C.The environment can only support a finite number of individuals
The most accurate statement is C. The statement for A can be true when discussing particular reproductive strategies, however, is not true in all cases. Individuals that are best adapted to their environment will have the greatest chance to pass on their genes, not the ones that produce the most amount of offspring. If an animal produces 1000 offspring and 999 of them die, then the fitness level of that animal is very low, compared to another animal with high fitness that only produces 2 offspring and both live to pass on their genes. Statement B would be correct if it were stated oppositely, since favorable genetic mutations is what creates natural selection. Statement D is not at all accurate regarding the principles of natural selection.
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