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Study Questions: Bio 370 First midterm exam. BRING A PEN TO THE EXAM. The exam will be composed primarily of short answer (a few sentences) and longer answer questions (up to a short paragraph). A small portion of the exam will be TRUE/FALSE and/or multiple choice. 1. In the "Origin of Species", Darwin proposed three big ideas. What were they? Explain Darwin’s logic in arriving at his theory of evolution by natural selection. 2. What were two types of evidence Darwin used to support his theory? 3. What ideas were behind the "great chain of being" organization of life widely used until the notion of evolution presented in the Origin was accepted? Who developed this idea? 4. What was the greatest shortcoming of Darwin’s theory of evolution? 5. Does natural selection act on genotypes or on phenotypes? 6. Describe how polyploidy can lead to a new species. 7. Does evolution occur in populations or individuals? Explain. 8. What is the difference between directional and stabilizing selection?
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2009 for the course BIO 370 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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