Exam 2 - Flashcards - Species Population A group of...

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Species Population
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A group of individuals that do mate successfully as a rule. A group of organisms that can mate successfully and produce viable offspring.
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Deme Gene Pool
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The total genetic makeup shared by all members of a species A local population.
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Mutation Cancer
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A negative DNA mutation. Occurs when a sequence of bases in a gene is altered.
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Gene Flow Genetic Drift
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Changes in the allele frequencies produced by random factors. Exchange of genes between populations.
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Founder Effect Speciation
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Production of new species through gradual transformation or the splitting of existing species. Small group of individuals contributing exclusively to the gene pool of the next generation (genetic bottleneck).
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Extinction Extirpation
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The loss of a species locally. The loss of a species.
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Phyletic Gradualism Punctuated Equilibrium
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long periods of stasis punctuated by rapid periods of change. Darwin’s ideas of slow,
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