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What evidence must be considered when determining whether or not a trait is an adaptation? (site 1)

Megan Page

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Kristi Hammond on October 24, 2018

An adaptation is a characteristic that "evolved" to a particular condition that allows the animal to survive. Something is adaptive if it is a useful trait, but not necessarily produced in response to a given selection pressure. Basically, a trait is an adaptation if it is the product of the selection and adaptation if it is beneficial in the present time.

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