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Q: Within a decade of the introduction of a new insecticide, nearly all of the descendants of the target pests were immune to the usual-sized dose. The most likely explanation for this immunity to the
insecticide is that _____. (1 point) eating the insecticide caused the bugs to become resistant to it eating the insecticide caused the bugs to become less resistant to it it destroyed organisms that cause disease in the insects, thus allowing them to live longer the pests developed physiological adaptations to the insecticide
A: eating the insecticide caused the bugs to become resistant to it would be the reason that within a decade of the introduction of a new insecticide, [ nearly all of the descendants of the target pests were immune to the usual sized dose. Insects became resistant because the insecticides were used on the continuously. Most insects will die at first, but there will be some that have the right
genetics to resist that insecticide. [ When that happens the insect will the favorable gene reproduces and creates more insects that are resistant. Humans promoted this evolution by using the same insecticide on the insects. ] ]
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