Speciation Comic Strip
Updated: 4/4/2021
Speciation Comic Strip

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  • These wolves had to emigrate due to lack of food, they traveled to find a new home.
  • One day, a river grew between them. This can also be seems an isolating mechanism.
  • An isolating mechanism is any property of two species that stops them from interbreeding.
  • They decided to go their separate ways. Over time this caused variation.
  • Variation is any difference between cells, individual organisms, or groups of organisms of any species.
  • Selection is the preferential survival and reproduction or preferential elimination of individuals with certain genotypes, by means of natural or artificial controlling factors.
  • The wolves who were separated ended up in a completely new environment causing selection to occur.
  • This means that over time, some of the wolves developed gills and webbed feet to survive in their new location.
  • Since their new traits were so useful, it ranged to being a trait in more and more of the wolves over time. In other words, it was became an inherited trait that every wolf had.
  • Inheritance is the transmission of traits or information from one generation of individuals or cells to the next.
  • This resulted in overall Speciation.
  • Speciation is the evolutionary process by which populations evolve to become distinct species.