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20 February, 05:55

At the end of last semester, your professor had a baby. In class, she notes that her baby weighed 7.2 lbs at birth. The other babies born in the hospital that week weighed 7.0 lbs, 6.8 lbs, 9.2 lbs, 7.5 lbs, and 7.3 lbs. What phenomenon does this pattern of birth weights represents?

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  1. 20 February, 06:20
    Stabilizing selection


    Stabilizing selection represents the most common of the three main kinds of evolution's natural selection processes being the other types of selection directional and diversifying. The birth weight of babies is an example of over-representation of a particular trait that results from stabilizing, which determines the attributes of plants, animals, and people.
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