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Cats may possess a mutation resulting in polydactyly, a condition resulting in extra toes. Ernest Hemingway was once given a six-toed cat as a gift. That cat's descendants now live at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West. More than half of the Hemingway house cats now have polydactyly.

Which of the following exemplifies this process?

A

This is a much higher frequency than in the general housecat population due to mutation.

B

This is a much higher frequency than in the general housecat population due to natural selection.

C

This is a much higher frequency than in the general housecat population due to the bottleneck effect.

D

This is a much higher frequency than in the general housecat population due to the founder effect.

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