Quiz 2 Fall 07 MCB181R Dr. Jorstad

Quiz 2 Fall 07 MCB181R Dr. Jorstad - Question 1 1 / 1 point...

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In the "Darwin and the Racing Asparagus" audio essay linked to the Topic 2 (What Is Evolution?) webnotes (just above the  Key Concepts), why was Darwin experimenting with floating vegetables and seeds? He wanted to test the nutritional value of vegetables soaked in sea water. He wanted to see how long they would stay alive/viable while floating on the open sea. He was basically just a wacko who abused his butler by making him do weird things. He wanted to find a mechanism that could explain the distribution of life forms, like plants, that cannot fly or swim to new,  distant locations. Question 2    1 / 1 point According to the audio essay on Darwin, can clams "fly" (and who cares)? Yes, in the sense that they can be transported from pond to pond by hitching a ride on flying insects, such as beetles. Yes; this is important because it demonstrates that organisms that seem to have limited ways of moving around, can 
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