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Chapter 7 The Evolution of Living Things A hereditary characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment Click for Term.

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2 Chapter 7 The Evolution of Living Things

3 A hereditary characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment Click for Term

4 Adaptation A hereditary characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment Click for Term

5 The most specific of the seven levels of classification; characterized by a group of organisms that can mate with one another to produce fertile offspring Click for Term

6 Species The most specific of the seven levels of classification; characterized by a group of organisms that can mate with one another to produce fertile offspring Click for Term

7 The process by which populations accumulate inherited changes over time Click for Term

8 Evolution The process by which populations accumulate inherited changes over time Click for Term

9 The solidified remains or imprints of once-living organisms Click for Term

10 Fossil The solidified remains or imprints of once-living organisms Click for Term

11 A historical sequence of life indicated by fossils found in layers of the Earth’s crust Click for Term

12 Fossil record A historical sequence of life indicated by fossils found in layers of the Earth’s crust Click for Term

13 The remnant of a once-useful anatomical structure Click for Term

14 Vestigial Structure The remnant of a once-useful anatomical structure Click for Term

15 Distinguishing qualities that can be passed from one generation to another Click for Term

16 Trait Distinguishing qualities that can be passed from one generation to another Click for Term

17 Breeding of organisms that have a certain desired trait Click for Term

18 Selective breeding Breeding of organisms that have a certain desired trait Click for Term

19 The process by which organisms with favorable traits survive and reproduce at a higher rate than organisms without the favorable trait Click for Term

20 Natural Selection The process by which organisms with favorable traits survive and reproduce at a higher rate than organisms without the favorable trait Click for Term

21 A change in the order of the bases in an organism’s DNA; deletion, insertion or substitution Click for Term

22 Mutation A change in the order of the bases in an organism’s DNA; deletion, insertion or substitution Click for Term

23 The period between the birth of one generation and the birth of the next generation Click for Term

24 Generation Time The period between the birth of one generation and the birth of the next generation Click for Term

25 The process by which two populations of the same species become so different that they can no longer interbreed Click for Term

26 Speciation The process by which two populations of the same species become so different that they can no longer interbreed Click for Term


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