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Question: The presence of eyespots on the wings of a butterfly species is controlled by one gene among popu…


The presence of eyespots on the wings of a butterfly species is controlled by one gene among populations. In populations where they experience heavy predation from flycatchers, the butterflies with eyespots are able to scare away predators and have increased survival and fitness compared to butterflies without eyespots. In populations that lack the flycatcher predator, the butterflies without eyespots have higher survival and fitness. When these two different morphs hybridize, the offspring have partial eyespots on their wings, which has the lowest relative fitness in both environments compared to the other morphs. This is an example of: O genetic pollution O inbreeding depression hybrid sterility O assisted gene flow

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The presence of eyespots on the wings of a butterfly species is controlled by one gene among populations. In populations where they experience heavy predation from flycatchers, the butterflies with eyespots are able to scare away predators and have increased survival and fitness compared to butterflies without eyespots. In populations that lack the flycatcher predator, the butterflies without eyespots have higher survival and fitness. When these two different morphs hybridize, the offspring have partial eyespots on their wings, which has the lowest relative fitness in both environments compared to the other morphs. This is an example of: O genetic pollution O inbreeding depression hybrid sterility O assisted gene flow

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