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    Discussing Evolutionary Terms

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    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 ...

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

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