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Evolution Gr 8

A change in a gene or chromosome Mutation
Any differences between individuals of the same species Variation
A characteristic that helps an organism survive in its environment or to reproduce Adaptation
The process of selecting a few organisms with desired traits to serve as parents for the generation Selective breeding
The gradual change in a species over time Evolution
Most species produce for more offspring than can possibly survive Overproduction
The struggle between organisms for the limited resources in a habitat Competition
The process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment are likely to survive and reproduce than other members of the same species Survival of the Fittest
When one organism imitates another organism so it can survive Mimicry
Protective coloration of a common animal for defense Camouflage
Preserved remains of an organism Fossil
A slow change in a species over time Gradualism
The theory that species evolve during short periods, or rapid change Punctuated Equilibrium
Created by: ltorff