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DLT lesson 2

Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

TermDefinition
evolution the process by which populations change over time
artificial selection the process by which humans select plants or animals for breeding based on desired traits
natural selection the process by which organisms that inherit advantageous traits tend to reproduce more successfully than other organisms do
variation within a population there are natural differences
mutation a change in genetic material
adaptation an inherited trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment
extinction occurs when all members of a species have died
camouflage disguise the presence of a person, animal, or object
species a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes
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