Biology Flash Cards

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  • Created on: 28-10-12 10:41
What is a species?
A group of similar organisms that can produce offspring that can also reproduce.
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What is a hybrid?
An animal that is the offspring of parents from two different species, a hybrid cannot reproduce (e.g. zorse, liger)
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What are characteristics?
The features of organisms. (e.g. eye colour, skin colour, curliness of hair)
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What is variation?
A name given to differences in characteristics of a species. (e.g. blue eyes and brown eyes)
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Why are hybrids unable to reproduce?
Because of the genetic information that has been passed on to them.
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What are the causes of variation?
It is due to each animal having different genetic information in cells and variation also may be caused by the environment.
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What is a hybrid?

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An animal that is the offspring of parents from two different species, a hybrid cannot reproduce (e.g. zorse, liger)

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What are characteristics?

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What is variation?

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Card 5

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Why are hybrids unable to reproduce?

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