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Microevolution: Mechanisms of Evolution I
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Date Topic Chapter Mon Mar 22 Introduction to Evolution Wed Mar 24 Descent with Modification 22 Fri Mar 26 Microevolution: Mechanisms of Evolution I 22,23 Mon Mar 29 Microevolution: Mechanisms of Evolution II 23 Wed Mar31 Macroevolution: Origin of Species 23,24 Fri April 2 Macroevolution: Speciation and Extinction 24 Mon April 5 Sexual Selection and Evolution of Sex 24 Wed April 7 Origin of Life 1 25 Fri April 9 Origin of Life 2 25 Mon April 12 Human Evolution 26 Wed April 14 Phylogeny 1 50 Fri April 16 Phylogeny 2 50 Mon April 19 TBA TBA Wed April 21 EXAM 3 –in CLASS Lecture Schedule Ask Questions!
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Outline What evolves? What are the “heritable units”? Mendel’s Theory of Heredity What is microevolution? definition of gene pool example: sickle cell anemia How do we know when a population is evolving? Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
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Recall Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection • #1: Overproduction and struggle for existence #2: Heritable individual variation The inescapable conclusion: Differential reproductive success causes evolution. He called this natural selection.
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But what evolves? Populations evolve, not individuals
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