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BILD 3 Fall 2008 Section: Mon 9-9:50 AM _____________________________________________________________________________________ 1 HANDOUT 1 I. TA contact info Name : Diep Ho Email : dho@ucsd.edu Office hours : M 1-2 Sun God lounge / Thu 6-7 1 st floor Clics II. Quiz format a. 5 quizzes (every other week starting week 2) b. First 20 minutes of section i. Please come on time (no extra time given for those who are late) c. 7-10 questions i. Free-response/short-answer ii. Multiple choice iii. Matching iv. True/False v. Fill-in-the-blank d. Lecture-based (just like his exams) III. Terms/phrases to know Lecture 1 (09-26-08) o Inheritance of acquired characteristics: species evolve due to inheritance of desired characteristics that were acquired during their lifetimes o Endemic: unique to certain area Lecture 2 (09-29-08) o Artificial selection: Selection and breeding based on human preferences to produce rapid changes (ex: domestication of Asiatic wolf) o Descent with modification: best-adapted individuals must pass characteristics onto next generation o Saltation: large leap o Sports : mutants o Rudimentary organ: reduced in size since it does not contribute to survival (ex: wings of flightless cormorant, eyeless ccave-dwelling Astyanax fish) o Social Darwinism : “survival of the fittest,” application of Darwinism to human affairs o Eugenics: good in birth o Missing links: intermediate species that should fill in gaps of fossil record (ex: archaeopteryx winged dinosaur, intermediate between dinosaurs and birds) Lecture 3 (10-01-08) o Exaptation: organ that has been co-opted to take on new function (ex: feathers, originally designed for insulation and sexual display, but became a feature for flight) o Blending inheritance: parents’ phenotypes average together, giving offspring phenotype somewhere in middle variation lost
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BILD 3 Fall 2008 Section: Mon 9-9:50 AM _____________________________________________________________________________________ 2 o Particulate inheritance: offspring receives one allele from each parent variation preserved Lecture 4 (10-03-08) o Genetic polymorphism: different alleles of genes in populations o Mutation: heritable changes in genetic material IV. Word Association Famous People Carolus Linnaeus Classification/ taxonomy (categorizing similar organisms into increasingly general groups nested categories) George Cuvier Paleontologist; opposed idea of evolutionary change, used catastrophism to explain differences in fossils and current-day organisms James Hutton/ Charles Lyell Proposed gradualism (profound change can take place through cumulative effects of slow but continuous processes) Jean Baptiste de Lamarck Believed species evolve through inheritance of acquired characteristics ; organisms acquire desirable traits and pass those on so that they have a tendency towards more complexity Robert Malthus On Population introduced idea that population growth
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