Evolution

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Evolution
Change in inherited traits in a population from generation to generation
Image: Evolution
Population
A group of the same species that live in the same area
Image: Population
Species
A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring.
Image: Species
Inherited Trait
A characteristic that is passed from parent to offspring.
Image: Inherited Trait
Acquired Trait
Characteristics gained during life but not passed on genetically
Image: Acquired Trait
Variation
Inherited differences among members of a population
Image: Variation
Artificial Selection
Selection by humans for useful traits
Image: Artificial Selection
Homologous Structure
Structures that have different functions but shared ancestry.
Image: Homologous Structure
Analogous Structure
Structures that have a common function but different ancestry
Image: Analogous Structure
Fossil
Preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past
Image: Fossil
Descent
All living species are related to species that lived in the past
Image: Descent

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