What is Anagenesis? - Definition & Example


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What happens to the ancestral species in anagenesis?

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1. Are all scientists in agreement about the mechanisms of how evolution works?

2. Which mechanism of evolution results in cladogensis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Different mechanisms for evolution exists; one of these is anagenesis. Review your knowledge of anagenesis with this quiz and worksheet. In addition to anagenesis, assessment items will focus on theories related to punctuated equilibrium, cladogenesis and other information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these science questions you will be tested on the following:

  • Mechanism of evolution that results in cladogenesis
  • Whether scientists agree on the mechanisms of evolution
  • Ancestral species in anagenesis

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the evolutionary mechanisms
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on anagenesis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding punctuated equilibrium

Additional Learning

The lesson, What is Anagenesis? - Definition & Example, will teach you about the concept of anagenesis. Objectives covered include:

  • Define anagenesis
  • Understand ring species
  • Distinguish between anagenesis and punctuated equilibrium