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How does gene flow affect the fitness of a population?

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How does gene flow affect the fitness of a population?

Gene Flow

Gene flow describes how genes move from one population to another. For example, when bees carry pollen from a flower in one location to flowers in another location, the bees are causing gene flow. The flowers in the first location are a different population and have a different set of genes.

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Population fitness is how well-suited a population is for its environment. Populations with high fitness tend to have greater genetic diversity...

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Gene Flow: Definition & Examples

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Chapter 14 / Lesson 12
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