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Unit 4: Evidence for Evolution
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structures that do not have a common origin but are similar in function
Structures in different species that are similar because of common ancestry.
A structure that is present in an organism but no longer serves its original purpose
individuals that have certain inherited traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits.
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce
Formation of new species
Any difference between individuals of the same species.
group of individuals of the same species that live in the same area
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable reproducing
A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes.
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