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Define evolution

A change in the allele frequency of a population’s gene pool over successive generations

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When does something provide evidence for evolution?

Something provides evidence for evolution when it demonstrates a change in characteristics from an ancestral form

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Define selective breeding

Selective breeding is a form of artificial selection, whereby man intervenes in the breeding of species to produce desired traits in offspring

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Define homologous structures

Anatomical features that are similar in basic structure despite being used in different ways are called homologous structures

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Define speciation

The evolutionary process by which two related populations diverge into separate species is called speciation

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