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Sources of Variation outline - Lecture 1 2007 Sources of Variation – Mutation, Migration, Meiosis [Reading: SS 342-349, 760-764; CR 459-460, 462-463] Why study variation? Understanding sources of variation provides a basis for prediction of future events Observation of Variation Prediction Knowledge Confirmed or refuted with observation, and experimentation Variation involves: Individuals Interacting with other individuals of a species Developing and growing Interacting with other species In an environment Over time Variation at the level of the individual: Genotype Environment Development Environment Behavior Trait, with a Phenotype = the observable characteristics of an organism “Nature versus nurture” Biotic (living) versus abiotic (nonliving) factors A community of individuals and species interacting in an environment Ecosystem The transmission and expression of variable heritable traits Genetics Populations of organisms reproducing and interacting in ecosystems over time Evolution
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course BIOCORE 301 taught by Professor Howell during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin.

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