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Focus Questions: Diversity of Life 1.  How do we classify species and higher order taxa?  What is the relationship between  classification and evolution? 2.  What are phylogenetic trees?  Do these indicate similarities or relationships?  How do we  construct these trees? 3.  What is a homologous structure?  An analogous structure?  What are the differences between  them? 4.  What are the three domains of life?  How is this classification system related to the Linnaean  system?  What does all of this say about the ultimate origin of life? 5.  What sort of characters have traditionally been used to determine the relationships between  phyla?  How can we use molecules to do the same kind of analysis? 6.  What characterizes the simplest metazoan organization?  What successive alterations of body 
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Unformatted text preview: plan characterize increasingly complex phyla? 7. What characteristics do vertebrates share with arthropods (includes insects)? How can we distinguish complex metazoans? Why do we group echinoderms (sea urchins) with vertebrates? 8. What is a coelom and when does it enter into metazoan phylogeny? 9. After plants colonized land, what adaptations followed? 10. How is plant and animal reproduction fundamentally different? Describe the general pattern of plant reproduction. Which plant life stage is dominant to the other? David H. Bos (2008). This material can be used for non-profit educational purposes, if properly attributed. All other uses are prohibited unless written permission is granted....
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