Genetic Variation !

What exactly is it?

Description of Genetic Variation

Genetic variation, is the variation in alleles of genes. It occurs both within and among populations. Genetic variation is important. It provides the genetic material for natural selection. Genetic variation is brought about by mutation, which is a permanent change in the chemical structure of a gene


Genetic variation among individuals within a population can be identified at a variety of levels. Genetic variation can also be identified by examining variation at the level of enzymes using the process of protein electrophoresis.

Genetic Variation is easy !

Examples of Genetic Variation?

  • Color of your eyes
  • Color of your hair
  • Shape of your eyes
  • Widows peak