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Chapter 23 biology section 23.1
The origin of species
the formation of new species as a result of evolution
(biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
(of biological species or speciation) occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas
a distinguishing trait
Can scientist distinguish all species by sight?
variations of a species that live in different geographic areas
all of the alleles in all the individuals that make up a population
Biological species concept
a species concept defining a species as a population or group thereof whose members potentially interbreed and produce fertile offspring
coined "biological species concept"
Under normal condition different species interbreed?
Reproductive isolating mechanism
Any structure or function that is genetically determined and prevents interbreeding between organisms