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Biology
Posted 2 months ago

Which of the following observations helped Darwin shape his concept of descent with modification?
South American temperate plants are more similar to South American tropical plants than to European temperate ones.
Species diversity declines farther from the equator.
Birds live on islands located farther from the mainland than the birds' maximum nonstop flight distance.
Fewer species live on islands than on the nearest continents.
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Posted 2 months ago
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Descent with modification
Explanation
Darwin observed that South American temperate plants are more similar to South American tropical plants than to European temperate ones, suggesting that species evolve over time and adapt to their environments, supporting the idea of descent with modification.

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