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This game helps you to review the key terms under Evolution.

EvolutionA change in the genetic make up of a population or species over time
PopulationThe number of the same species in a given area
SpeciesOrganisms that can produce fertile offspring
FertileOne who can reproduce is known to be
MicroevolutionA change within a species is
MacroevolutionA change among a species is
LamarckThis person came up with the "The Theory of use and disuse"
MalthusThis Economist wrote an "Essay on the principle of population
LyellA Geologist who wrote the book "Principles of Geology" is
Darwin"Descent with modification" is his theory
NaturalSelectionThe process by which populations change in response to their environment
IsolationThe condition in which two populations of the same species are seperated from each other
ExtinctWhen a species disappears permanently it is known to be
AdaptationThe changing of a species that results in its being better suited to its environment is called
FossilsPreserved or mineralized remains of an organism or traces of organisms that lived long ago
PaleontologistsScientists who study fossils are called
FamilytreeA diagram that is used to show evolutionary ancestry
CommonAncestorA species from which two or more species diverged
HomologousStructuresStructures that share common ancestry are called
VestigialStructuresThese structures have limited or no use
AnalogousStructuresThese are structures with the same functions but different anatomy
GradualismSmall changes over a long period of time is called
PunctuatedEquilibriumLong periods of stability divided by sudden changes is known as
IndustrialMelanismThis is the darkening of populations of organisms over time in response to Industrial Pollution
BalancingSelectionIs a selection that acts in opposite directions
DirectionalSelectionIs a selection that acts in one direction
DivergenceThe accumulation of differences between groups
SpeciationThe process by which new species are formed
EcologicalRacesOver time, populations of the same species differ genetically because of adaptations to different living conditions become what biologists call
ReproductiveIsolationThe prevention of mating between formerly interbreeding groups or the inability of these groups to produce fertile offspring

Rakesh Penumalli

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