Evolution by Natural Selection

This discussion provides you with some data about four pools of guppies. These pools have

different turbidity (i.e. cloudiness), make-up of predators, depths, locations, numbers of

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guppies, and contain bright or drab-colored male guppies. Your goal is to first observe the

data given about the pools and note any patterns you see that might relate to the color

patterns of the male guppies. Selection pressures are an aspect of the environment that

causes a change in characteristics over time. Then you will decide which of the selection

pressures on the male guppies have resulted in the variations in color patterns you see in the

data. The data you need for this assignment is posted in D2L titled “Data for Evolution by

Natural Selection Discussion.”


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