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DIVERGENT EVOLUTION
Related organisms that evolve at the same time in different manners
CONVERGENT EVOLUTION
Organisms that evolve at the same time and enviroment, and in similar manners
CO-EVOLUTION
Two organisms that evovle at the same time to aide on another
ANALOGOUS STRUCTURE
Evidence for evolution--> simmilar form and function, but structurally different (ex. snake tounge and human nose)
HOMOLOGOUS STRUCTURE
Dissimilar in form and funtion but has similar construction (Ex. bat wings and lizard legs) This is evidence for evolution
BIOLOGICAL FITNESS
The ability to survive and reproduce in your enviroment
ACQUIRED TRAIT
A trait that is not inheirited. It is aquired by the individual, it is not a genetic trait
INHERITED TRAIT
A trait that is passed through generations
NATURAL VARIATION
The selection of various alleles in order to survive in an enviroment
NATURAL SELECTION
a process in which the enviroment "chooses" which organisms are biologically fit
SPECIES
a group of organisms with similar traits and reproductivley isolated
VESTIGAL STRUCTURES
PArts that we no longer use, but we posses
ARTIFICIAL EVOLUTION
a breeder chooses traits taht are adventageous to humans. IT is evidence for evollution
NATURAL EVOLUTION
Evolution that occurs naturally . A genetic change overtime to help an organism survive
SELECTIVE ADVANTAGE
adventageous traits "choosen" by the enviroment