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the theory that living organisms come only from other living organisms
Biogenesis
a cell lacking a nucleous and membrane-bound organelles
Prokaryote
a cell that contains a nucleous and membrane-bound organelles
Eukaryotes
the production of carbohydrates through the use of energy from inorganic molecules instead of light
Chemosynthesis
a mutually beneficial relationship between one organism and another that lives within it
Endosymbiosis
All members of a species that live in teh same area and make up a breeding group
population
a principle that states that geological structure of Earth resulted from cycles of observable processes and that these processes operate continuously
Uniformiatianism
the combination of physical traits and behavior that help an organism survive and reproduce in its environment
Fitness
In evolution, structure in more than one organism that have similar appearance and function, but different embryological origin
Analogous Structures
an evolutionary pattern of which many species evolve from a single ancestral species
Adaptive evolution
the study of evolution from a genetic point of view
Population Genetics
the movement of genes into or out of a population
Gene flow
the formation of a new species
Speciation drift
the study of the internal and external structure and form of an organism
Morphology
the theory that speciation occurs during brief periods of rapid genetic change
Punctuated Equilibrium
the theory that living organisms come only from other living organisms
Biogenesis
a cell lacking a nucleous and membrane-bound organelles
Prokaryote
a cell that contains a nucleous and membrane-bound organelles
Eukaryotes
the production of carbohydrates through the use of energy from inorganic molecules instead of light
Chemosynthesis
a mutually beneficial relationship between one organism and another that lives within it
Endosymbiosis
All members of a species that live in teh same area and make up a breeding group
population
a principle that states that geological structure of Earth resulted from cycles of observable processes and that these processes operate continuously
Uniformiatianism
the combination of physical traits and behavior that help an organism survive and reproduce in its environment
Fitness
In evolution, structure in more than one organism that have similar appearance and function, but different embryological origin
Analogous Structures
an evolutionary pattern of which many species evolve from a single ancestral species
Adaptive evolution
the study of evolution from a genetic point of view
Population Genetics
the movement of genes into or out of a population
Gene flow
the formation of a new species
Speciation drift
the study of the internal and external structure and form of an organism
Morphology
the theory that speciation occurs during brief periods of rapid genetic change
Punctuated Equilibrium
study of fossils of ancient human forms
Paleoanthropology
study of fossils
Paleontology
study of humans
Anthropology
a subgroup of primates that includes modern humans and their bipedal ancestors
hominid
one of a subgropu of primates that includes monkeys and apes
Anthropoid
a suborder of modern primates that includes lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers
Prosimian
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Hominoid
the science of grouping organisms according to their presumed evolutionary relationships
Taxonomy
the evolutionary history of a species or taxonomic group
Phylogeny
taxonomic organization fo living things in the context of evolution
systematics
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Phylogenetic Tree
a system of phylogenetic classification using shared derived characters and the rescency of ancestry is the sold criterion for grouping taxa
Cladistics
a feature that evolved only within the group under consideration, such as the feathers of birds
Derived Characteristics