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3 random change in allele frequencies that occurs in small populations
4 a structural adaption that enables species to blend with their surroundings
5 selection by humans for breeding of useful traits from the natural variation among different organisms
6 when an animal or a living thing is adapted to its environment by the way it's body is built
7 structures of different species having similar or corresponding function but not from the same evolutionary origin
8 an English naturalist who realized and presented compelling evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors, through the process he called natural selection
12 an inherited or acquired modification in organisms that makes them better suited to survive and reproduce in a particular environment
13 inherited characteristic that increases an organism's chance of survival
14 process by which individuals that are better suited to their environment survive and reproduce most successfully
15 a French naturalist that took a great conceptual step and proposed a full-blown theory of evolution.
1 periodic movement and return of animals from one place to another
2 the ability to produce more offspring with the same adaptations as the parents, allowing the species to survive under changed environmental conditions
9 any change in the sequence of DNA
10 ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment
11 process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms
16 the similarity of one species to another which protects one or both
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