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Husna asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

Are mutations induced as adaptations in response to the environment?

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  • 1 month ago

    Not specifically, though they can occur through severely high spikes of cortisol AKA the stress hormone. 

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 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.

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    of course not................................

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 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.

  • 2 months ago

    No. Mutations are not induced, except for the usual few exceptions that exist to every statement in biology.

  • Zirp
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    No. Lamarck was wrong

  • 2 months ago

    No.  Mutations are random, and it is natural selection that determines which are adaptive.

  • 2 months ago

    No. adaptations lead to mutations...

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