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1 Why study evolution? Practical reasons Importance in biology Importance in history of ideas
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2 Practical reasons - the evolution of pathogens and pests common cold
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3 Practical reasons - the evolution of pathogens and pests viruses: cold, flu, HIV bacteria: flesh-eating Staphylococcus eukaryote parasites: malaria insects rats
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4 Practical reasons- evolutionary trees Model systems (for closely related) Gene function by homology AIDS trees dentist murderer origin of AIDS
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5 AIDS transmission from dentist to patients LC's are local controls - other local AIDS patients -x and -y designate different clones from same patient
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6 AIDS crime V: victim sequences P: patient sequences LA: local controls
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What change allowed HIV-1 switch from chimps to humans? SIV , SIV = chimp sequences HIV-1 M = human HIV-1 N = human HIV-1 O = human Did any sequence change occur at each of the three jumps to humans? Wain et al. 2007 Adaptation of
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course BIOS 334 taught by Professor Queller during the Fall '08 term at Rice.

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