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PVMS Evolution Vocabulary
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A group of similar organisms that can mate with each other and produce offspring.
A trait which helps an organism survive and reproduce
Species gradually change over generations and become adapted to new conditions
Organisms that adapt better to their environment will survive and reproduce compared to others of the same species.
Species produce more offspring than can survive
Any difference between organisms of the same species
organisms that come from a common ancestor and have similar body structures.
organisms that have similar body structures but do not have a common ancestor
a body part or structure that currently has little or no use to an organism because of evolution.
animals with backbones
animals without backbones
an unborn offspring in the process of development
an early type of animal or plant from which others have evolved.
a diagram that shows how scientists think different groups of organisms are related.
Development as an embryo is similar but as they grow they acquire different adult species patterns.
Two species embryonic development are similar and they are related through a common ancestor
a particular order with one thing following the other
structures that are alike without being identical
3 pieces of evidence scientists use to determine evolutionary relationships
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