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Evolution

Where living organisms developed from early species

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Theory of evolution of species by natural selection is better known as ..

Darwinism

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1859: Orgin of species is written by

Charles Darwin

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Organisms better adapting to their environment in order to survive and reproduce is called..

Natural selection

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Survival of the fittest :

The best adapted to their environment

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Species

Similar individuals capable of interbreeding

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Changes in DNA

Mutation

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Becoming better suited to the environment is considered

Adaptation

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Forming a new distinct species in the course of evolution

Speciation

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MACRO evolution

Major change of a whole group
(Dino to a bird)

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Change within a species or small group
Ex: beak size

Micro evolution

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Original evolution of life from non moving organisms

Abiogenesis

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Spontaneous generation
Francesco redi

Hypothetical process that living things develop from non living matter

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Transitional species
(Missing link)

Extinct species

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Homologous Structure

Organs or structures that are similar in a different species