According to Lamarck - According to Lamarck's(incorrect...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Accordi ng to Lamarck's (incorrect) theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, the long necks of giraffes could be explained by saying that as giraffes starting exploiting food resources higher in the trees, individuals stretched their necks to reach the food, and then passed on those stretched, longer necks to their offspring. This is, of course, incorrect. Pick an adaptation of any nonhuman animal (other than the long neck of a giraffe) and in your own words , explain how this adaptation could have evolved using Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Do not research the evolutionary history of your animal! Just come up with a plausible scenario using Darwin’s theory of natural selection. (You should be able to answer this question in just a couple of paragraphs.) [Hint: Complete this assignment AFTER reading this week's modules.] Answer Bacteria (domain Eubacteria) are tiny, single-celled prokaryotic organisms. They reproduce quickly so they evolve quickly, even within a
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

According to Lamarck - According to Lamarck's(incorrect...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online