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The long slow process of change in species overtime
Ancient giraffes had short necks. What could of led them to the development of the present day giraffe?
Mutation of the vertebrae
The best adapted organisms are most likely to survive
Which statement best describes a major point of Darwin's theory of natural selection?
The most likely to survive to reproduce
Which statement best describes a major point of Darwin's theory of natural selection? individuals best suited to their environment are:
Genetic variation in species
A factor that is essential for natural selection to occur is
Reproduce at a greater rate than those less suited to their environment
Which of the following describes organisms well suited to their environment?
Evolution can be defined as any change in the frequency of alleles in the gene pool of a
Possession of inherited adaptations that maximize fitness
According to Darwin's theory of natural selection, individuals who survive are the ones best adapted for their environment. Their survival is due to the
Physical or behavioral
Adaptation Is an inherited characteristic that can be
Since Natural Resources (food, water, Space) Are Limited, organisms...
Face a constant struggle for survival
A change in species over time is...
How old a fossil may be
Radioactive Dating Is used To determine...
Organisms that are only able to reproduce with others like themselves and produce living, fertile offspring are referred to as
Darwin call the combination of physical traits and behaviors that help organisms survive and reproduce
To match its surrounding
What characteristic would enable am off to survive and not be eaten by predators?
The process by which a species becomes better suited to its environment is known as
The process by which isolated populations of the same species become new species is called
Become different as each adapts to the environment
Populations of the same species living in different places
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