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What are the advantages of mutation?

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Mutations allow new versions of DNA combinations to occur. These can be harmful, benign or beneficial. If they are harmful, they tend to be self eliminating, unless they only show up after breeding age. If they are benign, they may not influence the species. If they are beneficial, they create improved varieties of the organisms, resulting in greater diversity and therfore greater adaptability in the species.

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Could create genetic mutation that harm the animal but may create ones that make it adaptable into living and reproducing.


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my theoery states that it is a mutation


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