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Evolution & Genetics

Species organisms belonging to a group of organisms that having common characteristics and are capable of mating with each other
Natural Selection a driving force in the evolution of a species that favors changes according to environmental conditions
Offspring new organisms produced by a living thing, the product of the reproductive processes of an animal or plant
Adaptation is the evolutionary process whereby an organism becomes better able to live in its habitat or habitats
Inherit to receive (a characteristic) from one's parents by genetic transmission
Evolution a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.
Diversity the genetic characteristics that distinguishes us from others.
Competition the simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
Mutation a change of the DNA sequence within a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the creation of a new character or trait.
Gene Pool the collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.
Genetic Variation differences among individuals in the composition of their genes or other DNA segments
Theory of Evolution a theory that describes how organisms change over many generations.
Taxonomy branch of biology concerned with identifying, naming and classifying species
Homologous having the same relation, relative position, or structure, in particular.
Analogous structures performing a similar function but having a different evolutionary origin, such as the wings of insects and birds.
Created by: tamarablyons