Chapter 13 Vocab part 1

Chapter 13 Vocab part 1 - Chapter 13 Vocab. (Part 1)...

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Chapter 13 Vocab. (Part 1) Evolutionary adaptations- An inherited characteristic that enhances an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment Evolution- All the changes that have transformed life on Earth from its earliest beginnings to the diversity that characterizes it today Decent with evolution- Natural selection- Differential success in the reproduction of different phenotypes resulting from the interaction of organisms with their environment. Evolution occurs when natural selection causes changes in relative frequencies of alleles in the gene pool Artificial selection- The selective breeding of domesticated plants and animals to encourage the occurrence of desirable traits Fossil record- The chronicle of evolution over millions of years of geologic time engraved in the order in which fossils appear in rock strata Strata- A layer of sedimentary rock that was formed as sediments of sand and mud were compressed into rock by overlying deposits Biogeography-
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course SCIENCE 100 taught by Professor Li during the Summer '01 term at Hong Kong Shue Yan.

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Chapter 13 Vocab part 1 - Chapter 13 Vocab. (Part 1)...

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