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Evolution

evolution terms
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created December 9, 2016
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natural selectionnature selects the traits that are more favorable
homologous structureshaving same structure but differnt function
analogous structures structure is different but functions the same
artifical selectionbreeding of plants and animals for desired traits
speciationthe formation of a new species
evolutionthe gradual change in species over time
convergent evolutiontwo organism appear similar because they occupy the same habitat
divergent evolutiontwo organisms appear differnt because they occupy differnt habitats
stabilizing selectionthe average species is favored
disruptive selectionboth extremes are favored
directional selection1 extreme is favored
adaptationchanging to allow for the survival of organisms
adaptive radiationthe diversification of a group of species
genetic driftchange in allele frequency by chance.
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