Flashcards - Organic Evolution

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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
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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
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
competition
Competition is, in general, a contest or rivalry between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, economic groups or social groups, etc
selective pressures
Any cause that reduces reproductive success in a portion of a population potentially exerts evolutionary pressure, selective pressure or selection pressure
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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