What is the difference between adaptation and tolerance?

What is the difference between adaptation and tolerance?

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Aliyu
1 week ago
Tolerance. An organism's capacity to survive variation in environmental conditions. An organisms tolerance to a given factor will influence its distribution. ... It is easy to think that organisms need certain factors and are damaged by others. while


In evolutionary theory, adaptation is the biological mechanism by which organisms adjust to new environments or to changes in their current environment. ... The idea of natural selection is that traits that can be passed down allow organisms to adapt to the environment better than other organisms of the same species.
isaaq
1 week ago
Tolerance is the ability to live within a certain range of abiotic factors, such as temperature, precipitation amount, or presence of certain chemicals.
While Adaptation is the evolutionary process where an organism becomes better suited to its habitat. This process takes place over many generations. It is one of the basic phenomena of biology. When people speak about adaptation, they often mean a 'feature' (a trait) which helps an animal or plant survive.
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