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Adaptation Inherited trait that IMPROVES the organism's chance for SURVIVAL
Antibiotic Resistance When a bacteria and thus its offspring acquires a genetic mutation, either spontaneously or by gene transfer, causing it to be unaffected by certain antibiotics
Competition Organisms fighting for the same resources
Evolution Gradual changes of a species OVER TIME
Extinction When ALL MEMBERS of a species have died
Fossil Any trace or remains of an organism that is naturally preserved
Mutation Any change in DNA
Natural Selection When organisms with FAVORABLE TRAITS SURVIVE and and produce more offspring
Niche The ROLE an organism plays in an ecosystem
Overproduction When organisms create more offspring than their environment can support
Recombination A REARRANGEMENT of genes during MEIOSIS
Species A group of structurally similar organisms that can MATE and produce FERTILE offspring, it is the smallest group of classification
Variation Characteristics of an organism that differs from members of the same species
Created by: hhazzard