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2017 February Biology, Biology - High School
Download PDF Document Question 34 - Multiple-Choice

Reporting Category: Evolution and Biodiversity
Standard: 5.3 - Explain how evolution through natural selection can result in changes in biodiversity through the increase or decrease of genetic diversity within a population.

 
Juniper is a desert plant that produces toxins. Unlike most animals, a type of rodent called Stephen’s woodrat is able to eat juniper plants. The woodrat has special liver enzymes to metabolize juniper toxins.Which of the following statements best explains why the special liver enzymes became common in the woodrats?
 
 
 

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