Anth. 101 Notes 5

Anth. 101 Notes 5 - 20 Nov Primate Study Chap4 and Ppt 13C...

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20 Nov “Primate Study” Chap4 and Ppt 13C Neo-Darwinian synthesis is a combination of Darwinian natural selection with Mendelian ideas about heredity. Neo-Darwinians study reproductively isolated populations because they have manageable gene pools, making it easy to estimate the frequency of occurrence of different alleles of a particular gene, and to predict how those gene frequencies might be affected by different selection pressures. Cladogenesis - The birth of a variety of descendant species from a single ancestral species. Species Selection - A process in which natural selection is seen to operate among variant, related species within a single genus, family, or order. The work of Peter and Rosemary Grant line up with both phyletic gradualism and punctuated equilibrium. Phyletic gradualism – population splits into two new environments through years of accumulated change
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Anth. 101 Notes 5 - 20 Nov Primate Study Chap4 and Ppt 13C...

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