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the process by which living organisms are thought to have changed, developed, and diversed throughout earths history Theory of Evolution
any genetic change in a population that is inherited over several generations Biological Evolution
the process where organisms adapt to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring Natural Selection
a characteristic of a species that enables the species to blend into their environment Adaption
an adaption that enables species to blend into their environment Camouflage
when one species resembles another species in how it looks or behaves Mimicry
disappearance of a species from the earth Extinction
the study of similarities and differences among structures of living species. Comparative anatomy
body parts of organisms that are similar in structure but have different functions Homologous Structures
body parts with similar functions but have different underlying structures Analgous structures
body parts that have lost their original function through evolution Restigial structures
study of development from fertilization to birth Embryology
describes the difference between individuals in a population Genetic variation
how many varieties there are in a population Population diversity

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EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION Crossword

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the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock. Fossils
make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify. Adapt
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. Species
the process of developing or being developed. Development
the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries. Geography
having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure. HomologousStructure
in genealogy, any person to whom two or more persons claim descent; also, the most recent ancestral form or species from which two different species evolved. CommonAncestor
structures are similar or resembling in certain respects, in function or in appearance but not in evolutionary origin or developmental origin. AnalogousStructure
relying on or derived from observation or experiment. Empirical
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. Organism
deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information. DNA
a distinctive attribute or aspect of something. Features
any of the pieces of hard, whitish tissue making up the skeleton in humans and other vertebrates. Bones
a period of ten years. Decades
the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex. Structure
an anatomical feature that no longer seems to have a purpose in the current form of an organism of the given species. VestigialStructure
the branch of biology and medicine concerned with the study of embryos and their development. Embryology
The investigation and comparison of the structures of different organisms. ComparativeAnatomy
an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. CharlesDarwin
the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. Evolution

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THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION AND NATURAL SELECTION Crossword

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change in the heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations Evolution
any characteristic of an individual that allows it to survive to produce more offspring Natural Selection
a trait with acurrent functional role in the life of an orangism that is maintained and evolved by natural selection Adaptation
the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation's gene pool relative to the average for the population Fitness
any preserved evidence of life from a past geological age, such as the impressions and remains of organisms Fossil
structures derived from a common ancestor or same evolutionary or developmental origin Homologous Structure
similar form or function, but that were not present in the last common ancestor of those groups Analogous Structure
a structure in an organism that has lost all or most of its original function in the course of evolution Vestigal Structure
the process whereby organisms not closely related, independently evolve similar traits Convergent Evolution
the accumulation of differences between groups which can lead to the formation of new species Divergent Evolution
the diversification of a group of organisms into forms filling different ecological niches Adaptive Radiation
the intentional breeding of plants and animals Artifical Selection
the influence of closely associated species on each other in their evolution Coevolution

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is a trait with a current functional role in the life of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection. adaptation
is the relative frequency of an allele (variant of a gene) at a particular locus in a population, expressed as a fraction or percentage allele frequency
evolutionary mechanism that helps members of the same species identify each other as proper mates. behavioral isolation
different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth evolution
the ability to survive to reproductive age, find a mate, and produce offspring. fitness
the set of all genes, or genetic information, in any population, usually of a particular species gene pool
The separation of two populations of the same species or breeding group by a physical barrier, such as a mountain or body of water. geographic isolation
characteristic of an individual that allows it to survive to produce more offspring natural selection
A group of organisms of one species that interbreed and live in the same place at the same time population
splitting of a single evolutionary lineage into two or more genetically independent lineages speciation
any difference between cells variation
genetic isolation achieved due to temporal differences in breeding. temporal isolation

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Evolution Crossword Puzzle

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change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation evolution
survival of the fittest= process by which forms of life having traits that better enable them to adapt to specific environmental pressures natural selection
process in the breeding of animals and in the cultivation of plants by which the breeder chooses to perpetuate only those forms having certain desirable inheritable characteristics. artificial selection
adjustment= the act of adapting adaptation
term used by paleontologists to refer to the total number of fossils that have been discovered, as well as to the information derived from them fossil record
the ability of a population to maintain or increase its numbers in succeeding generations fitness
diversification of an ancestral group of organisms into a variety of related forms specialized to fit different environments or ways of life adaptive radiation
appearance of apparently similar structures in organisms of different lines of descent convergent evolution
random changes in the frequency of alleles in a gene pool, usually of small populations genetic drift
the conditions, as physiological or behavioral differences or geographical barriers, that prevent potentially interbreeding populations from cross-fertilization reproductive isolation
separation of two populations of the same species or breeding group by a physical barrier geological isolation
close external resemblance of an organism mimicry
concealment by some means that alters or obscures the appearance camouflage
structures of different species having similar or corresponding function but not from the same evolutionary origin analogous structures
genetically determined structures or attributes that have apparently lost most or all of its ancestral function in a given species vestigial structures
parts of the body that are similar in structure to other species' comparative parts homologous structures
came up with the Theory of Evolution through Natural Selection Charles Darwin
one of the first scientists to publish the idea that adaptation occurred in species to help them better survive in the environment Jean Baptiste Lamarck
Essay on the Principle of Population=hypothesized that populations would grow in areas with plenty of resources until those resources were strained to the point that some of the population would have to die Thomas Malthus
described Earth as a living organism, inspired Darwin James Hutton

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Evolution Crossword

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The sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species of a group of organisms Evolution
A process in which individuals that have certain traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits. Natural selection
Organisms with specific traits in order to produce offspring’s with identical traits. Artificial selection
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce Adaption
Ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment fitness
a sudden departure from the parent type in one or more heritable characteristics, caused by a change in a gene or a chromosome. an individual, species, or the like, resulting from such a departure mutation
Form of relocation diffusion involving permanent move to a new location. migration
A change in the allele frequency of a population as a result of chance events rather than natural selection genetic drift
-Ability of an animal to look like another more harmful animal. Mimicry
A structural adaption that enables an organism to blend in with its environment Camouflage
Structures in different species that are similar because of common ancestry Homologous structures
Structures that do not have a common evolutionary origin but are similar in function Analogous structures
Remnant of a structure that may have had an important function in a species ancestors, but has no clear function in the modern species Vestigial Structures
This person was born in 1809 and died in 1832. He wrote “ On The origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” Charles Darwin

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Evolution, Chapter 10 Crossword

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the process of biological change by which descendants look different than their ancestors EVOLUTION
a group of organisms that can reproduce and have fertile offspring SPECIES
a naturalist who studied species on the Galapagos Island and thought all living things descended from a common ancestor DARWIN
A naturalist who thought that changes in physical characteristics were driven by changes in the environmnent over time LAMARCK
traces of organisms that existed in the past FOSSILS
a theory that states geologic processes that shape the Earth are uniform over time UNIFORMITARIANISM
the theory that natural disasters like floods have happened often during Earth's history CATASTROPHISM
the principle that changes in landforms happen slowly over a long period of time GRADUALISM
the differences in traits among individuals within a group VARIATION
a feature that allows an organism to better survive in its environment ADAPTATION
all the individuals of a species that live in a certain area POPULATION
a measure of the ability to survive and produce more offspring FITNESS
___________ selection is when nature is the selective agent of which organisms will survive and reproduce NATURAL
the ability for a trait to be passed from one generation to the next HERITABILITY
the principle taht having many offspring increases teh chance that some will survive OVERPRODUCTION
the study of the distribution of organisms around the world BIOGEOGRAPHY
_____________structures are features taht are similar in structure but appear in different organsims and have different functions HOMOLOGOUS
__________structures perform similar function but are NOT similar in origin ANALOGOUS
_________structures are remnants that hada function in an earlier ancestor but are underdeveloped or unused in a later organism VESTIGIAL
________ evidence relies on similarities in DNA sequences MOLECULAR
_________ evidence relies on similar features in embryos EMBRYOLOGICAL
the study of fossils or extinct organisms PALEONTOLOGY

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Evolution Crossword Puzzle

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The sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms Evolution
A process in which individuals that have certain inherited traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits. Natural Selection
Breeding organisms with specific traits in order to produce offspring with identical traits. artificial selection
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce adaptation
Ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment fitness
Process by which unrelated organisms independently evolve similarities when adapting to similar environments convergent evolution
A change in the allele frequency of a population as a result of chance events rather than natural selection. genetic drift
Ability of an animal to look like another more harmful animal mimicry
A structural adaptation that enables an organism to blend in with its environment camouflage
Structures that do not have a common evolutionary origin but are similar in function analogous structures

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Natural Selection Crossword

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the period between the birth of one generation and the birth of the next generation generation time
the formation of new species as a result of evolution speciation
the process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive and reproduce more successfully than less well adapted individuals do natural selection
a characteristic that improves an individuals ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment adaptation
a group of organisms that are closely related and can mate to produce fertile offsring Species
the process in which inherited characteristics within a population change over generations such that new species sometimes arise Evolution
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock fossil
a historical sequence of life indicated by fossils found in layers of the earths crust fossil record
a genetically determined characteristic trait
the human practice of breeding animals or plants that have certain desired traits selective breeding
any method of determining whether an event or object is older or younger than other events or object relative dating
any method of measuring the age of an object or event in years absolute dating
the theory that explains how large pieces of the Earths outermost layer, called tectonic plates, move and chage shape plates tectonics

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Evolution Crossword

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Change in species over time Evolution
Organisms that have inherited beneficial adaptations from producing more offspring Natural Selection
Process by which humans modify a species by breeding for certain traits Artifical Selection
Inherited trait that's selected for over time because it allows organisms to better survive Adaptation
Measure of an organisms ability to survive and produce offspring relative to others in the population Fitness
Change in a species DNA to cause unusual characteristics Mutation
Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another Migration
Change in allele frequencies due to chance alone, mostly in small populations Genetic Drift
Physical features of an organism that are changed to survive better Structural Adaptation
Evolution toward similar characteristics in unrelated species Convergent Evolution
Evolution of one or more closely related species into different species Divergent Evolution
Body part that is similar in function as a body part from another organism but different structure Analogous Structure
Adaptation in order to help maintain homeostasis Physical Adaptation

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THE THEORY OF NATURAL SELECTION & EVOLUTION Crossword

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change in the heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations evolution
structures derived from a common ancestor or same evolutionary or developmental origin homologous structure
any characteristic of an individual that allows it to survive to produce more offspring natural selection
the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation's gene pool relative to the average for the population fitness
any preserved evidence of life from a past geological age, such as the impressions and remains of organisms fossil
the diversification of a group of organisms into forms filling different ecological adaptative radiation
the process whereby organisms not closely related, independently evolve similar traits convergent evolution
a trait with acurrent functional role in the life of an orangism that is maintained and evolved by natural selection adaptation
the accumulation of differences between groups which can lead to the formation of new species divergent evolution
the intentional breeding of plants and animals artifical selection
the influence of closely associated species on each other in their evolution coevolution
similar form or function, but that were not present in the last common ancestor of those groups analogous structure

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