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Honors Bio Vocab 7A

Unit 7A vocabulary Evolution
STUDY
PLAY
NATURAL SELECTION
DARWIN'S THEORY THAT PROPOSED THE MECHANISM FOR DECENT WITH MODIFICATION (ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE)
FOSSIL
REMAINS OR TRACES OF AN ORGANISM THAT DIED LONG AGO
COEVOLUTION
TWO OR MORE SPECIES EVOLVING IN RELATIONSHIP TO EACH OTHERS INFLUENCE
ADAPTATION
A TRAIT THAT MAKES AN ORGANISM MORE SUCCESSFUL OR LIKELY TO SURVIVE
MICROEVOLUTION
EVOLUTION AT THE GENETIC LEVEL WITHIN A POPULATION
GENE POOL
TOTAL GENETIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN A POPULATION
FITNESS
AN INDIVIDUALS HEREDITARY CONTRIBUTION TO THE NEXT GENERATION
(SURVIVE + REPRODUCE)
IMMIGRATION
MOVEMENT OF ORGANISMS INTO A POPULATION
EMIGRATION
MOVEMENT OF ORGANISMS OUT OF A POPULATION
SPECIATION
PROCESS OF SPECIES FORMATION
GENETIC DRIFT
PROCESS BY WHICH ALLELE FREQUENCIES IN A POPULATION CHANGE AS A RESULT OF A RANDOM EVENT OR CHANCE
SEXUAL SELECTION
PROCESS IN WHICH FEMALES CHOOSE A MATE BASED ON CERTAIN TRAITS
HOMOLOGOUS STRUCTURE
SIMILAR ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES THAT APPEAR IN DIFFERENT SPECIES
ANALOGOUS STRUCTURE
STRUCTURES THAT HAVE THE SAME FUNCTION OR PURPOSE BUT DO NOT COME FROM THE SAME ANCESTOR
VESTIGIAL STRUCTURE
STRUCTURES THAT SERVE NO SPECIFIC FUNCTION BUT RESEMBLE STRUCTURES IN RELATED ORGANISMS