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Biology Learning Skills Center Concepts of Evolutionary Biology Group Session 4: Endosymbiosis & Stratigraphy Pg 1 of 3 © 2010 Allen D. MacNeill, The Biology Learning Skills Center, G-24 Stimson Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853, (607) 255-3357, [email protected] Biology Learning Skills Center Concepts of Evolutionary Biology: Analysis, Application, Enrichment, and Review BIOG 1078: Academic Support for BIOG 1178/Evolutionary Biology Allen D. MacNeill, Senior Lecturer Group Session 4: Endosymbiosis & Stratigraphy Activities and Applications Activity 4.1: Reconstructing the History of Life on Earth In this activity, we will be discussing the major events in the history of life on Earth, and how this history has been reconstructed by geologists and paleontologists. Concepts and Key Terms The following concepts and key terms were introduced in lecture and in the readings on the dates indicated. You should be able to define these concepts and terms, and show how they are related to each other and to the overall field of evolutionary biology. Wednesday 15 September 2010 last universal common ancestor (abbr. LUCA) bacterium (plural = bacteria) bacterial capsule pilus (plural = pili) binary fission spore bacterial flagellum (plural = flagelli) axial filament coccus (plural = cocci) bacillus (plural = bacilli) spirochaete streptococci streptobacilli cyanobacterium (plural = cyanobacteria) vegetative cells spores heterocysts quorum sensing biofilm bioluminescence photoautotroph photoheterotroph chemolithotroph chemoheterotroph extremophile Friday 17 September 2010 bioremediation virus genome eukaryote nucleus chromosome endosymbiosis mitochondrion chloroplast
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