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Individual

Phenotype, Genotype, Plasticity, And Evolution, Unusual Individuals

An individual, in the sense of evolutionary biology, is a genetically unique organism. An individual has a complement of genetic material, encoded in its DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), that is different from other members of its species. At the level of populations and species, this variation among individuals constitutes genetic biodiversity.


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