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1020 Last time: Disease transmission: -forensics -epidemiology Origins of disease -what did it come from and when? Vaccine development Conformation Species identification Language: -cultural -‘parts’ language Directed Evolution: -using evolutionary processes to engineer new chemicals, molecules. Or organism for particular use -irrational design- approaches that relies on selection to reach outcome -enzymes: coded by gene. -begin w/ gene: create variation w/ gene; use PCR with sloppy polymerase Need variation, replication, differential selection -powerful b/c creation of huge amounts of novel variation. b/c you don’t need to understand mechanism, you don’t plan it out In context of directional evolution: found that this is good at increasing speed of directional evo (novel variation) Genetic algorithms: can find mathematical solutions, computer program Speciation: -formation of new species -in instances when line between species is very blurry: -we’ll talk about 3 species concepts
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course BIO 370 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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