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Chapter 5 Diversity and Adaptations

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biodiversitythe measure of the number of different species in an area
adaptationany body shape, body process, or behavior that allows an organism to survive in its environment and carry out its life processes
natural selectionthe process in which organisms with characteristics best suited for the envornoment survive, reporduce and pass these traits to their offspring
common ancestorthe shared ancestor of new, different species that arose from one population
fossilsremains or traces of ancient life
captive breedingthe breeding of endangered species in captivity in order to build up the number of individuals in a population
speciesa group of organisms that look alike and reproduce
diversityvariety or differences

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Columbus West
Cicero, IL

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