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  1. Charles Darwin
  2. Nucleotides
  3. Taxonomy
  4. Primitive
  5. Homology
  1. a Basic units of DNA molecule, composed of a sugar, a phosphate, and one of 4 DNA bases
  2. b (Father of evolution) English naturalist. He studied the plants and animals of South America and the Pacific islands, and in his book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) set forth his theory of evolution.
  3. c practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
  4. d a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms
  5. e Similarity in characteristics resulting from a shared ancestry.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Father of genetics. Experimented with pea plants and discovered law of dominance, ind. assortment, and segregation.
  2. A stressful period in which few organisms of a population survive, resulting in loss of genetic variation in the population.
  3. (genetics) a chromosome that determines the sex of an individual
  4. The formation of a new species as a result of an ancestral population's becoming isolated by a geographic barrier.
  5. by Linnaeus, nested hierarchies, binomial nomenclature, type specimen,
    -Linnaeus' book that outlines hierarchical classification of the natural world; the 10th edition (1758) is the most important and is the starting point of zoological nomenclature, used by ICZN.

5 True/False questions

  1. Adaptive Radiationthe development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches


  2. Natural Selectionlarge-scale evolutionary changes that take place over long periods of time


  3. Erasmus Darwin(Wrote that species change over time) Englishman, 1731-1802, grandfather of Charles Darwin, wrote concepts of time for life to evolve, competition of resources, and the importance of environment in the evolutionary process


  4. Species(biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed


  5. Classificationthe act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type