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chapter 16 section 3

formation of species

speciation the formation of new species as a result of evolution
morphology the study of the structure and form of an organism
biological species concept the concept that a species is a population of organisms that can interbreed but cannot breed with other populations
geographic isolation the physical separation of populations due to geographic barriers that prevent interbreeding
allopatric speciation X
prezygotic isolation X
postzygotic speciation X
sympatric speciation X
gradualism a model of evolution in which gradual change over a long period of time leads to biological diversity
punctuated equilibrium X
Created by: campbellm19