How does a plant, with no nervous system, develop a poison that attacks nervous systems?
Evolution and Natural Selection:
Natural selection is briefly described as the process by which an organism adapts to its environments by producing changes to its genotype. The result is the differential survival and reproductive success of organisms with different adaptive methods expressed through their phenotypes. Natural selection likely arises from genetic mutations that are advantageous and passed on to subsequent generations.
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To answer the question, it is likely that the plant species does not inherently know to produce a poison specifically targeting the nervous system....
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Explore Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. Learn about Charles Darwin's background, what theory he is known for, and what natural selection is.