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Unit Vocabulary

Shelby Jones

Formative assessment of unit vocabulary terms

1bacteria:  _____The natural or genetic ability of an organism to avoid or repel attack by biotic agents (pathogens, pests, parasites, etc.)
2probability:  _____ An animal hunted or caught by another for food:
3resistance:  _____continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship
4trait:  _____the process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive and reproduce more successfully than less well adapted individuals do
5toxic _____a feature that is common in a population because it provides some improved function.
6survive:  _____The likelihood of an event happening by chance
7reproductive advantage:  _____an association between two organisms in which one benefits and the other derives neither benefit nor harm.
8natural selection:  _____ is the improved or increased function of any biological quality in a hybrid offspring
9population:  _____in a eukaryotic cell, one of the structures in the nucleus that are made up of DNA and protein; in a prokaryotic cell, the main ring of DNA
10generation: _____ interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.
11chromosome:  _____ the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations
12antibiotic resistance:  _____Individuals with certain variants of the trait may survive and reproduce more than individuals with other variants
13mutation:  _____a permanent change of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism
14adaptation:  _____the first database that document changes in past life on Earth selective breeding, species, generation time
15evolution: _____ occurs when there are no more individuals of that species alive anywhere in the world - the species has died out.
16 fossil: _____An organism that preys upon other organisms.
17 extinction: _____a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in the same geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding
18hybrid vigor:  _____A microorganism capable of rapid reproduction
19community:  _____the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past.
20symbiosis: _____relationship between two species of plants or animals in which one benefits at the expense of the other, sometimes without killing it
21mutualism: _____ The average time of birth of parents to birth of offspring
22Commensalism:  _____resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial drug that was originally effective for treatment of infections caused by it
23parasitism: . _____A genetically determined characteristic
24predator:  _____acting as or having the effect of a poison
25prey:  _____ symbiosis that is beneficial to both organisms involved.
26competition:. _____ a contest between organisms, animals, individuals, groups, etc., for territory, a niche, or a location of resources, for resources and goods, mates
27fossil record: . _____an interacting group of various species in a common location.

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