Ch. 10 Vocab (Principles of Evolution)
Terms in this set (15)
A change in a species over time
Proposed that all organisms evolved towards perfection and
A supporter that the earth was ancient.
Proposed that all living things were descended from a common ancestor.
Differences in physical traits of an individual from the group to which it belongs.
Inherited trait that is selected for over time because it allows
organisms to better survive their environment.
Process by which humans modify a species by breeding for a certain trait.
Individuals that have inherited beneficial adaptations produce more offspring on average than do other individuals.
Measure of an organism's ability to survive and produce offspring relative to other members of the population.
The study of the similarities of embryos.
Features that are similar in structure but appear in different
organisms and have different functions
Structures that perform a similar function but are not of similar origin.
Remnants of an organ or structure that functioned in an earlier ancestor.
Study of fossils or extinct organisms
DNA Sequence Analysis
The more related two organisms are the more similar their DNA will be.