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TRMS 7SC Evolution

Evolution

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An _______ is a trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment. Adaptation
________________ is the gradual change in a species over time. Evolution
What do you call the process by which individuals who are better adapted to their environment are more likely to survive and reproduce? Natural Selection
Differences in characteristics among organisms are referred to as _________. Variations
The process of selecting a few organisms with desired traits to serve as parents of the next generation in known as______. Selective Breeding
What do you call the struggle between organisms for limited resources in a habitat? Competition
When a species of organisms produces far more organisms than can possibly survive it is known as__________ Overproduction
What do you call a characteristic that can be passed from parent to offspring through genes? Trait
What is the phrase that scientists use to describe when organisms compete for food, water, shelter, and space and only some of the organisms survive to adulthood? Survival of the Fittest
When an organism's physical appearance allows them to blend in with their background this is known as _________. Camouflage
A ____________ is a change in a gene or a chromosome. Mutation
What do you call a group of similar organisms that can mate with each other and produce fertile offspring? Species
_____________ is when an organism has a physical trait that imitates another organism and gives the organism an advantage. Mimicry
a difference that is more likely to be inherited Helpful Variation
a difference that is less likely to be inherited Harmful Variation
Created by: Sharon_Jenkins