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Environmental
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evolution
Definition

The biological theory or process whereby species of plants and animals change with the passage of time so that their descendants differ from their ancestors, i.e. development from earlier forms by hereditary transmission of slight variations in successive generations.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/3026