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change in a kind of organism over time; process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms
a) evolution
b) theory
c) survival of the fittest
d) none of the answers

well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations
a) theory
b) fact
c) thesis
d) hypothesis

selection by humans for breeding of useful traits from the natural variation among different organisms
a) artificial selection
b) natural selection
c) survival of the fittest
d) none of the answers

ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment
a) fitness
b) selection
c) survival
d) none of the answers

inherited characteristic that increases an organism's chance of survival
a) adaptation
b) fitness
c) selection
d) trait

process by which individuals that are better suited to their environment survive and reproduce most successfully; also called natural selection
a) survival of the fittest
b) artificial selection
c) common descent
d) coevolution

sructures that have different mature forms in different organisms but develop from the same embryonic tissues
a) homologous structures
b) analogous structures
c) vestigial structure
d) none of the answers

organ that serves no useful function in an organism
a) vestigial organ
b) homologous structure
c) vestigial structure
d) none of the answers

Proposed that if the human population grows unchecked there will not be resources to support them
a) Malthus
b) Lamarck
c) Darwin
d) Lyell & Hutton

Propes that organisms adapt in their lifetime though the selective use and disuse of traits
a) Lamarck
b) Darwin
c) Malthus
d) Lyell & Hutton

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