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Unformatted text preview: The origin of the components of life Formation of Biological Molecules Formation of membrane bound entities The development of metabolism? Origin of Self-Replicating Systems: The RNA world Origin of cells The cell boundary: Plasma membrane The first cells were prokaryotes Prokaryotes & eukaryotes So Many Kinds! The Diversity of Life and Classification of Life’s Diversity Biodiversity Phylogenetic trees: Models of phylogenetic hypotheses High Level Taxonomy Five kingdom scheme / hypothesis Three domain scheme / Hypothesis Taxonomy of Life Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778): Linnaean taxonomy Hierarchical classification Homology and analogy; divergent evolution and convergent evolution Parsimony in phylogenetic hypotheses Evolution” History of a Scientific Idea Fixity of species: Platonic Idealism and Aristotle’s Great Chain of Being Role of the geologists: Hutton Lyell Cuvier Linnaeus Lamarck Darwin’s voyage Malthus Darwin’s logic Wallace...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Brewton during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.
- Spring '08