Biology Notes April 7

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Biology Notes April 7, 2009 Vectorbio.rutgers.edu Dr. Nelder: 932-9341 Professor Gaugler’s General Bio Lectures Early Thinkers Lamarck, Darwin, Malthus, Lyell o Malthus showed that populations had a struggle for existence o Lyell showed that the earth can change slowly o Lamarck first formal theory of evolution Talked about acquired traits Darwins Argument for Natural Selection o Overproduction o Limits on population growth o Variation o Differential reproductive success Darwin did not think up evolution but a mechanism describing evolution Artificial Selection o Analogous to natural selection o Shows how genetically plastic organisms are Dogs Relied on fossil record o Classic example horse Comparative anatomy o Homologous structures Similar in evolutionary origin but not in form or function Evidence of divergent evolution
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