Evolution Review Sheet [17. 5 points] Section 1 Charles Darwin and Other Scientists


Evolution Vocabulary Terms and Concepts



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  1. HMS Beagle

  2. Galapagos Islands

  3. Darwin

  4. Evolution

  5. Hutton and Lyell

  6. Lamarck

  7. Acquired traits

  8. On the Origin of Species



  1. Natural Selection

  2. Survival of the fittest

  3. Artificial Selection

  4. Adaptation

  5. Fitness

  6. Struggle for existence

  7. descent with modification

  8. common descent



  1. fossils

  2. transitional forms

  3. comparative anatomy

  4. homologous structures

  5. vestigial organs

  6. embryo

  7. analogous structures

  8. biochemical evidence



  1. Biological diversity

  2. variation

  3. camouflage

  4. mimicry

  5. gene shuffling

  6. mutation



  1. directional selection

  2. stabilizing selection

  3. disruptive selection

  4. population

  5. gene pool



  1. species

  2. genetic equilibrium

  3. genetic drift

  4. bottleneck effect

  5. founder effect

  6. relative frequency

  7. reproductive isolation

  8. geographic isolation

  9. temporal isolation

  10. behavioral isolation



      • Who is Darwin, what did he do, and why does it matter?



      • What is selection (natural and artificial) and why is it important?

  • Natural Selection, Variation, Fitness, Adaptation, Descent with Modification, Environment, Artificial Selection



      • What are the different lines of evidence for evolution and what do they mean?



      • Explain the four basic mechanisms of evolution and use an example of how they would affect a certain population.

  • Mutation, Migration, Genetic Drift, Natural Selection, Variation



      • How does genetics factor into evolution?

  • Evolution as a change in allele frequency. Genetics explains sources of variety such as camouflage or mimicry, within species, coming from gene shuffling and mutations, and these beneficial genetic variations are passed down through natural selection.



      • How does natural selection affect allele frequency?

  • Natural selection can either be directional (pushing one direction towards greater fitness), stabilizing, (removing variety to increase populations fitness), or disruptive (separating towards two species with greater fitness in their own niche). This can be graphed and measured with respect to allele frequency.



      • What is speciation?

  • Species are a population that can interbreed with one another. If this population experiences reproductive isolation (geographical, behavioral, temporal) and the mechanisms for evolution are all present, then the population can split into multiple different species.



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