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Terms in this set (12)
change in variation over time; process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms (decent with modification)
natures way of selecting the best a particular environment; also called survival of the fittest
the differences within a single species
group of similar organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring
a group of organisms share common descent if they have a common ancestor
inherited characteristic that increases an organism's chance of survival
Struggle for existance
competition to survive, not all of a species will survive
characteristics of a species passed down from parent to offspring (babies)
more will born than can survive
artificial selection (selective breeding)
When human get to decide that characteristics will survive in a population. ex. domestic dogs
characteristics that an organisms gets during their lifetime. They are not genetic and can not be passed on.
Man who researched and wrote what we study as evolution today.
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