What best defines genetic diversity? The variety of traits a species has. A group of organisms of one species. All the different plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms. All the different habitats and ecosystems found around the planet.

Biology 09/01/2020 12:53 AM answersmine

Answered @ 09/01/2020 12:53 AM By answersmine

Genetic diversity is best defined as the variety of traits a species has.

Genetic diversity is increased in sexually reproducing organisms by events such as crossing over in Prophase I of meiosis, independent assortment of chromosomes at the metaphase plate, and random fertilization. This creates a unique combination of alleles from the mother and father passed to the offspring, which increases genetic diversity, or the varying traits that different members of a species exhibit.

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