Examples of continuous and discontinuous variations


      Examples of continuous and discontinuous variations
There are two types of variation; continuous and discontinuous Variation.

Continuous variation is variation that has no boundary on the value that can take place within a population. A line graph is used to showcase continuous variation.

Some examples of continuous variation are variations in:

• height

• weight

• heart rate

• finger length

• leaf length

Discontinuous variation is variation that has distinct groups for organisms to belong to. A bar graph is normally used to showcase a discontinuous variation.

Some examples of discontinuous variation are:

• tongue rolling

• finger prints

• eye colour

• blood groups

A discontinuous variation with a lot of classes, none of which is extremely small, is referred to as a polymorphic variation.
View also PHYSIOLOGICAL VARIATIONS
The separation of the majority of higher organisms into males and females and the occurrence of different forms of a butterfly of the same species, each coloured to blend with varying vegetation, are examples of polymorphic variation.

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