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the ability to not be affected by something that is normally harmful
the gene sequence used to build proteins
A sequence of DNA that determines the structure of a protein. The combination of genes on the chromosomes determines what proteins are made in the cell.
Large complex molecules that are responsible for traits. They make up the structure and control most functions and chemical reactions in living cells.
A random and permanent change to the gene sequence. Can be beneficial, harmful, or have no effect.
Passed on from generation to generation and increase the likelihood of survival and reproduction
the way in which traits are shared out among a population
When nearly all individuals in a population have a certain trait
The process that causes traits in a population to become more or less common due to some traits making it more likely for individuals to survive and reproduce.
The changes in a species over generations, due to changes in the environment through natural selection.
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