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Problem: One concern of conservation biologists is that endangered species will have low genetic diversity due to a small population size. Why is this a concern? a.  Because individuals in small populations acquire mutations more slowly than those in large populationsb.  Because sexual selection is stronger in small populationsc.  Because if a disease occurs in the population there may not be organisms with resistant alleles 

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One concern of conservation biologists is that endangered species will have low genetic diversity due to a small population size. Why is this a concern? 

a.  Because individuals in small populations acquire mutations more slowly than those in large populations

b.  Because sexual selection is stronger in small populations

c.  Because if a disease occurs in the population there may not be organisms with resistant alleles

 

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