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Key Concept and Terms for IB 31 lectures Jan 30, Feb 1, Feb 4, Feb 6 Vocabulary: Allele Homozygote Heterozygote Dominant Recessive Codominant Founder effect Bottleneck Historical reconstruction Cladogram Parsimony Nuptial gift People: Darwin Wallace LaMarck Malthus GC Williams Wyn-Edwards Concepts: Be able to define Evolution. Be able to describe the scientific method. List the four causes of evolution. Define genetic drift. When is it most influential in a population? What effects could gene flow have on a population? Compare and contrast natural selection, catastrophism, and inheritance of acquired characteristics. What 4 important observations did Darwin and Wallace independently make about natural populations? Compare and contrast direct and indirect fitness. Combined they are called what?
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Unformatted text preview: Why is group selection not a viable mechanism for evolution? Why might behaviors be non-adaptive (neutral or disadvantageous)? Describe how historical reconstruction can provide indirect evidence about the evolution of behaviors. Be able to use comparative methods to make hypotheses about the evolution of behaviors. Some examples used this week: moon children, melanism in Biston moths, cheetahs, Malay Peninsula, pseudocopulation in salamanders, infanticide in lions, territoriality in birds, aggression and ritualized fighting in rattle snakes and red deer stags, lemmings and mass suicide, balloon flies, “vampire” moths, and role reversals and infanticide in giant water bugs and birds...
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