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Raczkowski- Evolutio

Raczkowski- Evolution

Adaptation Characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment
Species A group of organisms that can mate with one another to produce fertile offspring
Evolution Process by which populations accumulate inherited changes over time
Fossil Solidified remains or imprints of once-living organisms
Plate tectonics forces that drive the movement of pieces of Earth’s crust around the surface of the planet
Fossil Record Fossils that provide a historical sequence of life
Vestigial Structure the remnant of a once-useful anatomical structure
Trait A distinguishing quality that can be passed from one generation to another
Selective Breeding Breeding of organisms that have a certain desired trait
Natural Selection Process by which organisms with favorable traits survive and reproduce at a higher rate than organisms without the favorable trait
Mutation change in the order of the bases in an organism’s DNA
Generation Time Period between the birth of one generation and the birth of the next generation
Speciation Process by which two populations of the same species become so different that they can no longer interbreed
Extinct A species of organism that has died our completely
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