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  1. molecular biology
  2. fitness
  3. genetic drift
  4. evolution
  5. adaptation
  1. a ability of an individual to survive and reproduce in its specific environment
  2. b comparisons of DNA and amino acid sequences betweeen different organisms that reveal evolutionary relationships
  3. c a change in the gene pool of a population due to chance
  4. d the change in heritage traits in a population over generations (change over time)
  5. e something that enhances an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in its environment

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a change in the relative frequencies of alleles in a gene pool over time (small change over time)
  2. a group of organisms whose members can breed and produce fertile offspring but who do not produce fertile offspring with members of other groups
  3. states that allele and genotype frequencies within a sexually reproducing, diploid population willl remain in equilibrium unless outside forces act to change those frequencies
  4. the emergence of a new species
  5. comparison the development among different organisms when they are embryos

5 True/False Questions

  1. comparative anatomythe comparison of body structures


  2. intersexual competitioninvolves competition for mates, usually by males


  3. differential reproductionPhenomenon in which individuals with adaptive genetic traits produce more living offspring than do individuals without such traits.


  4. homologythe similarity in characteristics that result from common ancestors


  5. populationchanges in the nucleotide sequence of DNA, and are the ultimate sources of new alleles


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