Evolution Vocabulary

Evolution Vocabulary

Natural Selection: Basic mechanisms of evolution.

Fitness: How good a particular genotype is at leaving offspring in the next generation relative to how good the genotypes are at it.

Sexual Selection: “Special case” of natural selection- acts on an organisms ability to obtain or successfully copulate with a mate.

Adaptations: Well fitted to their function and are produced by natural selection.


Variation + Differential Reproduction + Heredity = Natural Section