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Compartive Anatomy/Genetic Diversity

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  • Q1
    Which of these characteristics best help scientists classify organims?
  • Q2
    Which process is most responsible for the extinction of most species of plants and animals that have lived on Earth?
    environmental changes
    gene mutation
  • Q3
    What would cause a fox's fur to change color
    His genes
    His age
  • Q4
    Which would indicate that a series of fossils represent the evolution of a horse?
    All of the fossils show similar structures to that of the modern horse
    All of the fossils are identcal to horse bones
  • Q5
    Scientists think that dolphins and whales may have evolved from a common ancestor. What supports this?
    They have similar anatomies
    They eat the same food
  • Q6
    Which would best allow a species to survive environmental changes?
    low mutation rate
    genetic diversity
  • Q7
    What can be concluded about homologous structures?
    They share a common ancestor
    They live in the same habitat
  • Q8
    Evolution can best be described as which type of change?
    Gradual change
    Absolute change
  • Q9
    Which is true about fossils?
    They are most often found in igneous rock formations
    They are remains of organisms that lived on Earth
  • Q10
    Why are bird beaks shaped differently?
    To find a mate
    To obtain food
  • Q11
    How are fossils compared to one another for biological classification?
    By their size
    By similarities and differences in their body structures
  • Q12
    What do scientists most often use to form the basis for biological classification?
    Comparative anatomy
    Population size
  • Q13
    Which best describes the relationship between genetic variation and the ability to adapt to one's environment?
    As genetic variation increases, the abiity to adapt increases
    As genetic variation increases, the ability to adapt decreases
  • Q14
    Which best describes an inherited trait that gives an organism a survival advantage in its particular environment?
    A mutation
  • Q15
    Which would most likely cause an entire species to become extinct?
    limited genetic variation

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