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Bio Standard B.7(E)

analyze and evaluate the relationship of natural selection to adaptation...

TermDefinition
Natural selection theory of evolution developed by Darwin, based on four ideas: excess reproduction, variations, inheritance, and the advantages of specific traits in an environment.
Adaptation inherited characteristic of a species that develops over time in response to an environmental factor, enabling the species to survive.
Diversity the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.
Species group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring.
Adapt to change (something) so that it functions better or is better suited for a purpose
Competition active demand by two or more organisms or kinds of organisms for some environmental resource in short supply
Survive to remain alive : to continue to live
Reproduce to produce offspring
Gene frequency the ratio of the number of a specified allele in a population to the total of all alleles at its genetic locus
Predator an animal that lives by killing and eating other animals : an animal that preys on other animals
Population group of organisms of the same species that occupy the same geographic place at the same time.
Habitat physical area in which an organism lives.
Offspring the young of an animal or plant
Created by: sstall