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1. How did the discovery of genetics support Darwin's idea.

  • Showed how genetic mutation can result in natural selection.
  • It provided an explanation of how organisms born with beneficial characteristics can pass them on.
  • Religion finally corresponded with the idea.
  • The idea of MRSA suggested that evolution can occur due to mutations.
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2. Why do species with similar characteristics often have similar genes?

  • Because they share a recent common ancestor, so they're closely related.
  • Because they all come from the same father/mother figure
  • Because they have mutations with their bacterium.

3. Describe the theory of natural selection.

  • Individuals within a species show variation because of evolution of the species.
  • Individuals within a species show variation because of the differences in their genes. Individuals with characteristics that make them better adapted are more likely to survive and breed succesfully.
  • Genes that are responsible for the useful characteristics are more likely to be passed on to the next generation.
  • The habitat in which a species lives in determines how succesful breeding will be within the species.

4. Why didn't everyone agree with Darwin?

  • Because it was against common religious beliefs, Darwin couldn't explain himself, There wasn't enough evidence.
  • Because it was against common religious beliefs, Darwin couldn't prove with an experiment, There wasn't enough data/information
  • Because it was against ancestral beliefs, Darwin couldn't explain himself, There wasn't enough evidence.
  • Because it was against common religious beliefs, Lamarck couldn't explain himself, There wasn't enough evidence.

5. What do evolutionary trees show?

  • Types of organisms and relationships between them.
  • Common ancestors and relationships between organisms. The more recent the common an
  • Whether there are any common ancestors.
  • How trees evolved over 3 Billion years.

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