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Discussing Evolutionary Terms

These issues are embedded:

1. Define macroevolution, coevolution, convergent evolution and mosaic evolution.

2. Why is adaptation so important to evolution?

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Definitions:

Macroevolution

In evolutionary terms, we define macroevolution as evolution at or above species level. It means either splitting of a species into two species (cladogenesis) or change of a species over time into another species (anogenetic speciation).

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/paleonet/paleo21/mevolution.html
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/macroevolution.html#what

Coevolution

Coevolution is a change in the genetic composition of one species (or group) in response to a genetic change in another. More generally, the idea of some reciprocal evolutionary change in interacting species is a strict definition of ...

Solution Summary

This job clarifies these terms: macroevolution, coevolution, convergent evolution and mosaic evolution.

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