By: Kyanna French
What is Genetic Variation?
Genetic Variation is the variation in different alleles in genes. Genetic Variation is found both within and among the populations. Variation is important because is allows the genetic material for natural selection. Genetic Variation occurs because of mutations, which are permanent changes in gene structure.
What are some Examples of Genetic Variation?
Everyone has different fingerprints depending on their genetics.
Different gene alleles give people their hair color. This is an example of genetic variation.
Different people grow at different rates depending on their genetic makeup.