Biology Part 3

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Biology Part 3
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2011-07-24 14:23:12
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Biology Evolution
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Part 3 Chapters 14-19
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  1. FOSSILS
    remains of once living creatures
  2. STRATA
    laers of rock or sedimentary material
  3. BIOGEOGRAPHY
    distribution of life-forms on Earth
  4. UNIFORMITARIANISM
    belief by James Hutton that geological forces act at a continuous, uniform rate
  5. SPECIATION
    formation of new species
  6. ADAPTATION
    any characteristic that makes an organism more suited to an environment
  7. NATURAL SELECTION
    mechanism of evolution caused by environmental selection of oganisms most fit to reproduce
  8. FITNESS
    reproductive success of an individual relative to other members of a population
  9. AFTIFICIAL SELECTION
    breeders select animals with particular traits to reproduce

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