Macroevolution bolker

Macroevolution bolker - Macroevolution the tree of life...

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1 • Classical evidence of macroevolutionary processes – fossils (extinction and radiation) – biogeography – comparative biology • Phylogenetics (next week) • Molecular evolution and molecular phylogenetics (two weeks) The tree of life • All living organisms form a tree of life : – macroevolution causes the pattern – recognized long before Darwin (Aristotle, Linnaeus …) • Names for trunks and branches: (domain?), kingdom, phylum/division, class, order, family, genus, species (“ K ings P lay C hess O n F at G uys’ S tomachs”) • Constantly rearranged/reorganized, in small ways (species/subspecies) and big ways (subphyla Uniramia/Crustacea ) • We need to infer the shape of the tree (evolutionary relationships) from leaves ( extant taxa) and branches ( extinct or fossil taxa), and from knowledge of geological events … –W h a t was present, where and when? ( Fossils ) – What happened, when? ( Geology, palaeoclimatology ) –W
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course BSC 2010 taught by Professor Bowes during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Macroevolution bolker - Macroevolution the tree of life...

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