Flashcards - Michigan Merit Exam: Evolution & Natural Selection

Flashcards - Michigan Merit Exam: Evolution & Natural Selection
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homology
In the context of biology, homology is the existence of shared ancestry between a pair of structures, or genes, in different taxa
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Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck , often known simply as Lamarck , was a French naturalist
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Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck , often known simply as Lamarck , was a French naturalist
homology
In the context of biology, homology is the existence of shared ancestry between a pair of structures, or genes, in different taxa
biogeography
Biogeography is the study of the distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space and through time
Disruptive selection
Disruptive selection, also called diversifying selection, describes changes in population genetics in which extreme values for a trait are favored over intermediate values
sympatric speciation
Sympatric speciation is the process through which new species evolve from a single ancestral species while inhabiting the same geographic region

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