Prelim 1 answers - NAME_ BioEE 278 Dr. M. Geber SECTION (TA...

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NAME_____________________ SECTION (TA & time)______________________ 1 BioEE 278 Fall 2007 Dr. M. Geber PRELIM 1 1. Put your name and section (TA and time) on each page . 2. Read each question carefully before you begin your answer and note the point value of each. Write clear and concise answers. You may lose points if your answer includes a lot of extraneous information. 3. Limit your answers to the space in the boxes. You may use the backside of the page to outline and organize your answers, and/or run through calculations on problems. You should show your calculations in the answer boxes for the problems . 4. Answer all questions. The exam has a total of 100 points, and will count for 25% of your final grade. You have 50 minutes to complete the exam. HONOR CODE During in-class examinations no student may use, give, or receive any assistance or information not given in the examination or by the proctor. No student may take an examination for another student. The student is responsible for understanding the conditions under which the examination will be taken. Do not write in the space below P O I N T S FILL IN THE BLANKS (10 points) SHORT ESSAYS (30 points) CROSSWORD PUZZLE (20 points) PHYLOGENETIC PROBLEM (40 points)
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NAME_____________________ SECTION (TA & time)______________________ 2 A. FILL IN THE BLANKS – 2 points each, total of 10 points 1. For two extant species that lack a fossil record, an evolutionary biologist will often measure the differences in their DNA sequence and apply a __________________ to date their divergence time. Molecular clock 2. One fundamental observation that evolutionary biologists are interested in explaining is ________________________________________________________. Changes in diversity over time, hierarchical organization of diversity, good fit of organisms to
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2008 for the course BIOEE 2780 taught by Professor Geber during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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