Evolution key terms

Evolution
Process by which new species are formed form pre-exisiting species, over a very long period of time, also share a common ancestor
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Biodiversity
Measure of the number of species on the planet.
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Extinction
Loss of species
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Species diversity
Number of different species and the proportion of each species within a given area/community.
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Species
Members of the same species which share a large number of the same characteristics and can interbreed to produce fertile offspring.
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Variation
Changes in a organisms phenotype and genotype.
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Mutation
Permanent change in the DNA or chromosome number of the cell.
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