A feature that provides a particular function for an organism.
A feature that results in an increase in fitness (survival and reproductive ability).
A sequence of ancestors (parents) and descendants (offspring) by transfer of (pattern) of DNA through space and time
Arrangement of life in a linear sequence, reflecting order of creation.
Differential contribution of heritable variation to the next generation.
Dude who published The Origin of Species.
Evolution of deceptive resemblance in organisms.
Idea that features resulting in increased survivorship & reproduction will tend to be passed on to offspring in next generation.
Man who came up with the idea of natural selection independently of Darwin.
Man who said species change (are mutable), by inheritance of acquired characteristics.
Man who wrote Principles of Geology.
Mechanisms of geologic change that are relatively constant, e.g., erosion and deposition.
Selection of desired forms by humans.
Similarity that is due to common ancestry.
The origin of new life from pre-existing life by transfer of DNA from parent(s) to offspring.
The origin of new species from pre-existing species.
Two species living together in close contact.
Two species living together in which both benefit.
Two species living together in which one is harmed.