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AS - Evolution Evdnc

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A change in the genetic make-up of a population over time. evolution
A group of individuals from the same species. population
Any evidence of an organism that lived in the past. fossils
He developed the Theory of Natural Selection. Charles Darwin
Theory that states the organisms best suited for their environment can survive, and have the ability to reproduce. Natural Selection
Any structure (physical) or behavior that allows an organism to better respond to its environment. adaptations
Similarities between two species in which at least one species is protected by the similarity. mimicry
Characteristics in two or more species that perform a similar function, and are structurally similar are therefore likely from the SAME ancestor. homologous structures
Characteristics in two or more species that perform a similar function, and are structurally different are therefore NOT likely to be from the same ancestor. analogous structures
Structures on modern organisms that have no apparent function today, but were likely functional in their ancestors. vestigial organs
Developmental similarities among some organisms suggests they are related. embryology
Organisms that share similar ___ ___ ___ are likely related. DNA
_______________________ is the basis of evolution. Genetics
Evolution by human control. artificial selection
Created by: ballb