How Do Organisms Respond to Their Environment?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 12:04:44 PM ET

Organisms often respond to their environment through adaptation. Organisms that make an adjustment to environmental conditions in their own lifetime make physiological adaptation. If the adaptation takes place over several generations, the trait is an evolutionary adaptation. According to Reference.com, the ability to make adaptations is a fundamental property of life.

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