What is Variation, its Types, and its application

  1. tega20002k3 profile image52
    tega20002k3posted 8 years ago

    What is Variation, its Types, and its application

  2. danmayerisgod profile image71
    danmayerisgodposted 8 years ago

    Could you be a little more specific? I'm not sure what you're asking.

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    ChampionPkposted 7 years ago

    Types of Variation:

    1. Meristimic Variation:

    It is the differences in the number of body parts e.g. presence of six fingers instead of five.

    2. Substantive Variation:

    It is a variation where difference occurs in the shape size and colour etc. e.g colours of skin, hair and shape of ear ,nose body etc.

    3. Continuous Variations:

    These are minute differences in a population where one individual shows continuous differences from the other with intermediate forms.

    4. Discontinuous Variation:

    Those are large differences and appear suddenly with out intermediate stages. These sudden changes are called mutations e.g. appearance of six fingers in a man.

    5. Somatic Variation:

    The variation of somatic cells by the influence of environmental factors called somatic variation e.g. Lamarck’s acquired characters in Giraffe.

    6. Germinal variation:

    The differences appearing in germ cells is called germinal variation. These variations are heritable.