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- Extremely large population size
- No gene flow
- No mutations
- Random mating
- No natural selection
- Three major factors that alter allele frequencies
- a sudden change in the environment that may drastically reduce the size of a population.
- The resulting gene pool may no longer be reflective of the original population’s gene pool.
- taxonomy - branch of biology dedicated to naming and classification of all forms of life
- binomial nomenclature - two part naming system that includes the organism's genus and species
- Hyacinth Macaw - Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
- explains boundaries between strata and location of different species
- Direct observations
- The fossil record
- Species in a discrete geographic area tend to be more closely related to each other than to species in distant geographic areas
- Evolution on it's smallest scale
- Ex. Sickle-cell disease
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