Allopatric Speciation Examples

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Speciation is the long process of a species of animals or plants evolving from the original species. Speciation is something that can diversify a species to the point where they might be considered as two totally different species. There are four different types of speciation. The first is allopatric speciation. This is when a species is separated by as geological change, the word “allo’ means different and the word “patric” mean country which shows that allopatric literally means a different country. After the species has been separated they can no longer exchange genes, which will result in two types of the same species. Allopatric speciation is the most common reason as to why a species will become different from each other. An example of allopatric speciation is when a group of deer live together. Then a new river forms and the group of deer get split up. After time progresses the deer will evolve from what they use to be based on the environment it now is living in. The next way that speciation may occur is Peripatric Speciation. This is another type of Allopatric Speciation and occurs when a species does not have many organisms and then becomes geologically separated from the …show more content…

Natural selection is a process in which whatever organism is better adapted to their environment tend to reproduce better offspring and become more fit. While natural selection is the most common type of speciation, it is not the only kind. The other type is Artificial selection. Artificial selection is when a human selects which plants or animals are allowed to reproduce. Most farmers and breeders use artificial selection so that their crop or cattle will produce better offspring. Most people have also probably used this that just doesn’t know it. I have done it with my dog; we picked one of the top male dogs and chose him to breed with our female dog. This way the offspring of our dog will be considered

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