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6.

Variation
 What is variation?
 Types of variation.
 Causes of variation.
6.1 Variation In
Organisms
What is meant by variation?
 Differences between organisms of the
same species
What are the variation in
humans?
 Characteristics that cause differences
between human
 Eg. Height, weight, hair colour, eye colour,
skin colour etc.
Types of variation
 Two types
1. Continuous variation – characteristics
which show continuous change
(quantitative). E.g. weight and height.
2. Discontinuous variation – the differences
in the character are distinctive
(qualitative). E.g. blood group and
fingerprint patterns.
continuous variation and
discontinuous variation
Exercise
 Do Checkpoint 6.1 on page 195 in the
textbook.