Evolution is the unifying principle of all biology. It helps us understand phenomena in fields as diverse as genetics, ecology, and physiology. This knowledge is important not just from a scientific perspective, but from a practical one as well. Evolutionary theory can help us solve real world problems that have a biological basis — whether that’s figuring out how to deploy antibiotics more effectively or developing a new pest-resistant crop variety.
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