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Evolution Evidence

Evolution

TermDefinition
Artificial Selection When humans select individuals to reproduce in order to get desired characteristics; also known as selective breeding
Analogous Structure Structures that look similar on the surface, but are different internally because they were NOT inherited from a common ancestor, but evolved independently
Homologous Structure Structures that may appear different on the surface, but are internally very similar because they were inherited from a common ancestor
Vestigial Structure Structures an organism has but does not use
Comparative Biochemistry Scientists compare the DNA or proteins of different organisms to determine if they are closely related
Comparative Embryology Scientists compare the developing embryos of different species to determine if they are closely related
Theory An explanation supported by lots of evidence
Created by: cyclonescience