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Biology vocab

Evolution Change in a kind of organism over the process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms
Theory Well- tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations
Fossil Preserved remains or evidence of an ancient organism
Natural selection Process by which individuals that are better suited to their environment t and reproduce successfully; also called the survival of the fittest
Artificial selection Selection by humans for breeding of useful traits from the natural variation among different organisms
Fitness Ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment
Adaptation Inherited characteristics that increases an organisms chance of survival
Survival of the fittest Process by which individuals that are better suited to their environment survive and reproduce most successfully; also called natural selection
Homologous structure Structured that have different mature forms in different organisms but develop from the same embryonic tissues
Common descent Principle that all living things have a common ancestor
Created by: reigere962