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Problem: Identify the four postulates of natural selection. Select all that apply. a) All individuals in a population have equal reproductive success.b) Individuals in a population all possess the same traits.c) Individuals in a population vary in the traits they possess. d) Survival and reproductive success are variable among individuals in a population. e) Some trait differences are heritable. f) Individuals with certain traits are more likely to survive and reproduce.

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Postulates of Natural Selection:

1. Individual Variation - Organisms in a population will vary from one another in different characteristics.

2. Heritability - The traits of an organism are inherited from both of its parents.

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Identify the four postulates of natural selection. Select all that apply. 

a) All individuals in a population have equal reproductive success.

b) Individuals in a population all possess the same traits.

c) Individuals in a population vary in the traits they possess. 

d) Survival and reproductive success are variable among individuals in a population. 

e) Some trait differences are heritable. 

f) Individuals with certain traits are more likely to survive and reproduce.

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