What is Genetic diversity?explain in detail with few examples.

Genetic diversity, is the biodiversity  that refers to the total number of genetic characteristics in the genetic makeup of a species.It could be any variation in the nucleotides, genes, chromosomes, or whole genomes of organisms.

For example:In human beings variety of people's faces reflects each person's genetic individuality, Thousands of breeds of different dogs or the numerous variety of roses.etc

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It is the measure of variety in genetic information contained in organism.

It enables a population to adapt to its environment.

For eg:medicinal plant Rauwolfia vomitoria growing in Himalayan ranges show variation in potency and cocentration of the active chemical reserpine that it produces.

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