EEB318 - 6 What types of adaptive evolutionary change at...

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Thought questions, Lectures 17-23 1) Explain how patterns in the fossil record that appear to be long-term stasis could actually reflect a high rate of morphological evolution. 2) Explain the empty niche hypothesis 3) Why would species with high rates of dispersal tend to have high diversification rates? 4) What does the figure below from Weir and Schluter imply? 5) What factors could influence the Ka/Ks ratio?
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Unformatted text preview: 6) What types of adaptive evolutionary change at the molecular level are likely to minimize harmful pleiotropic effects? 7) How does meiosis help prevent the spread of selfish genetic elements? 8) Why might genome size correlate with effective population size? 9) Explain the difference between the neutral theory and the nearly neutral theory...
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