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1 Wedding natural selection to Mendelian genetics: The Modern Synthesis I. The problems A. Inheritance and variation B. Reconciling Mendelian genetics with natural selection II. The Modern Synthesis III. The genetics of continuous variation IV. Reconciling evolutionary changes in phenotype and genotype IV. The maintenance of genetic variation A. Intermediate forms B. Blending inheritance C. Mendelian genetics D. Mutation V. Natural selection and behavior A. Mate-guarding in male soapberry bugs How can Darwinian natural selection be reconciled with Mendelian genetics ? •Darw in : evolution proceeds through the accumulation of small changes • Mendel : genes have large and discrete effects Mendelian inheritance x ° The Modern Synthesis Theory : Fisher, Haldane, Wright Observation : Genetics: Dobzhansky Paleontology: Simpson Zoology: Mayr Genotypic frequencies in a randomly mating Mendelian population: 1 locus (p. 60) Genotypic frequencies in a randomly mating
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ANTHRBIO 161 taught by Professor Mitani during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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