Essay Cove

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Question: Flying squirrels have folds of skin between their front and back legs that allow them to glide (although not fly) between trees. How would biologists use the theory of natural selection to explain how flying squirrels evolved these folds of skin, assuming their ancestors did not have these folds?
ANSWER FORMAT:
In your answer:
You will want to explain the logic behind the theory of natural selection to apply it to this question.
Specifically, discuss and explain:
a) the three assertions of natural selection and how they apply to this example,
b) the source of variation, and
c) the result or outcome from a theoretical starting population to a population after natural selection has taken place. HINT: Think about the graphs from the chapter.

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