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Are mutations induced as adaptations in response to the environment?
- 1 month ago
Not specifically, though they can occur through severely high spikes of cortisol AKA the stress hormone.
- PaulLv 71 month ago
No. Mutations happen spontaneously in living cells. The majority of them are harmful to the organism in which they occur, and are therefore seldom passed on to offspring. Occasionally a mutation results in an advantage, and is therefore passed on within the species.
- CowboyLv 61 month ago
of course not................................
- ?Lv 61 month ago
Events such as genetic mutations, infection by parasites or symbionts and chance environmental encounters can modify the way that an organism's internal state changes in response to a given environment. ... As an example of this, consider a mutation that causes an organism to be able to metabolise a new type of resource.Source(s): https://iqos-heets.ae/
- SmegheadLv 72 months ago
No. Mutations are not induced, except for the usual few exceptions that exist to every statement in biology.
- ZirpLv 52 months ago
No. Lamarck was wrong
- Bulldog reduxLv 72 months ago
No. Mutations are random, and it is natural selection that determines which are adaptive.
- L. E. GantLv 72 months ago
No. adaptations lead to mutations...