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SAT Biology: Principles of Evolution Flashcards

SAT Biology: Principles of Evolution Flashcards
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The comparative study of embryos from different species
Embryology
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Common characteristics between organisms of different species
Homology
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The distribution of species across the Earth
Biogeography
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Biological timeline that gives insight into prehistoric life
Fossil records
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The study of fossils
Paleontology
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A scientific idea the has been studied thoroughly and tested numerous of times
Scientific theory
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The passing of characteristics to offspring with variation
Descent with modification
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Survival of the fittest
Natural selection
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Founder of the theory that populations change due to advantageous genetic variations in the population
Charles Darwin
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The idea that characteristics developed during an organism's life can be passed to its offspring
Lamarckian inheritance
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Gradual change in a species overtime
Evolution
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The study of genetic differences
Population genetics
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Flashcard Content Overview

This flashcard set covers information about the evolution of different species. Ever wonder why there are so many different species of birds, dogs, fish, and even trees? These differences are all a product of evolution. Evolution is gradual change in a species' characteristics over a long period of time. Species change in order to adapt to their environment. Evolutionary scientists have studied evolution and found several pieces of evidence for evolution, such as embryology, homologous structures, and fossil records. This flashcard set will cover the evidence of evolution, as well as the mechanisms for evolution.

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To learn more about the basics on the topic of evolution, please refer to the following lessons:

Studying with Flashcards

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The study of genetic differences
Population genetics
Gradual change in a species overtime
Evolution
The idea that characteristics developed during an organism's life can be passed to its offspring
Lamarckian inheritance
Founder of the theory that populations change due to advantageous genetic variations in the population
Charles Darwin
Survival of the fittest
Natural selection
The passing of characteristics to offspring with variation
Descent with modification
A scientific idea the has been studied thoroughly and tested numerous of times
Scientific theory
The study of fossils
Paleontology
Biological timeline that gives insight into prehistoric life
Fossil records
The distribution of species across the Earth
Biogeography
Common characteristics between organisms of different species
Homology
The comparative study of embryos from different species
Embryology
Similar structures of different species with different functions
Homologous structures
The study of species at the molecular level
Molecular biology
The study of genetic differences in a population
Population genetics
Change in a gene
Mutation
The _____ can be used to predict genotypic frequency in a population.
Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium equation
Characteristics that increase the chance of survival
Adaptation
Ability to survive in an environment
Fitness
Evolution of similar traits in difference species
Convergent evolution
Significantly genetically different organisms
Species
Evolution of a species in different geographic locations
Allopatric speciation
Evolution of a species that are in the same geographic area
Sympatric Speciation
Characteristics of a new species are chosen by humans
Artificial selection

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