Important terms in Evolution

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Isaac muplang asked 10 months ago

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User AvatarStopLearn Team Staff answered 10 months ago

Here are some important terms in the field of evolution:

  1. Natural selection: The process by which organisms that are better adapted to their environment are more likely to survive and reproduce.
  2. Adaptation: A characteristic or trait that increases an organism’s chances of survival and reproduction in a specific environment.
  3. Genetic variation: Differences in the genetic makeup of individuals in a population that can lead to differences in traits and adaptations.
  4. Mutation: A change in the DNA sequence of an organism’s genes that can create new genetic variation.
  5. Speciation: The process by which one species splits into two or more different species over time.
  6. Gene flow: The movement of genes from one population to another through migration or interbreeding.
  7. Genetic drift: Random fluctuations in the frequency of genes in a population that can lead to changes in the genetic makeup of the population.
  8. Fossil record: The collection of all known fossils, which provides evidence of past life and the evolution of organisms over time.
  9. Biogeography: The study of the distribution of organisms around the world and how their distribution relates to evolutionary history.
  10. Phylogenetics: The study of the evolutionary relationships among groups of organisms, based on similarities and differences in their genetic and physical characteristics.

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