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Evolutionary Biology
Study of the origin and descent of living things
Evolution
A change in heritable variation (genotypic and/or allelic frequency) of a population over time
Microevolution
Evolution that occurs over one generation.
Macroevolution
Evolution that occurs over millions of years
Population
Localized group of individuals capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring
Allele
Alternate versions of the same gene coding for different phenotypes
Genotype
The genetic make up of an organism
Phenotype
Traits of an organism that are physically expressed; determined by genotype