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The branching out of a population through variation and adaption to occupy many environments
anything that prevents the spread of organisms to new environments
the system used by scientists in naming organisms
the process by which organisms of entirely different origin evolve in a manner that results in certain similarities
a pathway that allows the spread of population to new areas
the study of early developments of an organism
a division of geological time of millions of years duration
the slow process of change in which organisms arise, change, and become extinct over a period of time
the hardened remains of an animal or plant embedded in rock
parts of similar origin and structure but usually differing in function
the confinement of a population to a certain location due to barriers
the largest classification group
rock formed by the settling of minerals in bodies of water
a group of organisms exhibiting the same characteristics and freely interbreeding
Distribution of organisms to new areas despite strong barriers
the science of classification
organs that are poorly developed or non-functioning
That a child is strong because his dad lifted weights
ear muscles, tail vertebrae, and nictitating membranes
similar hormones and enzymes in most mammals
Man made and artificial
measuring the decay of radioactive elements
known as the father of modern taxonomy. He started using binomial nomenclature or two names to signify a species. However a major drawback of his way was that he believed that species were unchanging. he based all of his classifications on structural
the frequency of mutant genes in a population
kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
recessive and sometimes it takes many generations for them to be expressed.
variations to be produced through new gene combinations.
number of offspring produced, and natural selection help drive evolutionary process
lead to evolution of a species.
the success or failure of a variation
if all types of organisms that ever lived, were still living, you would have trouble in some cases of finding evidence of gradual transition from common ancestors to all existing forms of life.
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