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natural selection, selective breeding, dichotomous key, adaptions
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The process by which favorable traits are passed on from one generation to the next
Also known as artificial selection
Humans, not nature, choosing to mate certain animals or plants to get certain desired genetic traits
a device that can be used to identify an unknown organism
inherited beneficial characteristics that give an organism a better chance of survival
How an organism is built/looks
blending into the surroundings to avoid detection
when one animal looks like another animal to fool predators into thinking it is poisonous or dangerous.
Gas exchange occurs in the of a fish.
birds adapted for flight have - their bones still provide support for the animal, but with less mass
Swim bladder (air bladder)
allows fish to ascend or descend in water
How an organism acts
movement of groups of animals from one region to another for feeding, breeding, or place to raise young
active during the night; sleep during the day
digging in the ground to make a hole for shelter
when organisms deep "sleep" to conserve energy
How the inner body works
animals graze quickly and later bring their food back up when they are resting to re-chew it
organisms make chemicals in their body that are toxic to their predators
a two part system to universally name organisms using an organism's Genus and species.
the science of classifying organisms
grouping objects into groups based on their similarities
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