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SLSbio11EvolutionCP

SLS Bio 11 Evolution CP

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Complementary Base Pairing The manner in which nitrogenous bases align with each other
Convergent Evolution when different organisms undergo similar adaptations.
Divergent Evolution when one species undergoes different adaptations because of isolated environments.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) the carrier of genetic information for nearly all living organisms
Double Helix a pair of helices that are intertwined on a common axis. DNA has this shape.
Evolutionary Change A gradual change in the characteristics of a population.
Gene Flow The transfer of alleles form one population to another.
Genetic Drift Random change in allele frequency.
Gradual Change Model The theory in which species adapt over long periods of time
mutation The changing is the structure of a gene.
natural selection The process in which the fittest organisms survive and reproduce.
nitrogenous base A nitrogen molecule containing the same properties as a base. They are the building blocks of DNA and RNA
Non Random Mating When the probability that two individuals in a population will mate is not the same for all possible pairs of individuals.
Punctuated Equilibrium Model A theory in evolutionary biology which proposes that once species appear in the fossil record they will become stable.
speciation The evolutionary process in which new species arise.
Sugar Phosphate Backbone The substance which forms the structural framework of DNA and RNA
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