Chapter+15 - evolution 1a Understand that mutations are...

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Chapter 15 How Organisms Evolve The learning goals listed below are the broad concepts you should understand for this chapter. The learning outcomes list the concepts you should know or the things you should be able to do at the end of this unit. Some of the learning outcomes will be covered in class and the remainder you should achieve through reading, studying, and homework. Learning Goals and Intended Outcomes Learning Goal Learning Outcome(s) 1. Explain the relationship between genes, populations, and evolution. 1. Define key terms in evolution. (p.301 of text) 2. Explain how populations evolve by changes in allele frequencies. 3. Explain the five conditions necessary for Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium. 1a. Understand the 5 major causes of evolution 1.List and describe the 5 major causes of
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Unformatted text preview: evolution. 1a. Understand that mutations are random and not goal directed. 1b. Understand how gene flow increases genetic similarity of different populations. 1c. Explain the impacts of genetic drift in small populations. 1d. Explain nonrandom mating. 1e. Understand that all genotypes are not equally beneficial. 2. Explain how natural selection works. 1. Understand the concept of differential reproductive success. 2. Describe biotic and abiotic agents of natural selection. 3. Explain sexual selection. 4. Define and recognize examples of the 3 patterns of evolutionary change that are the result of natural selection and sexual selection. 5. Explain how the prevalence of the sickle cell anemia allele in certain parts of Africa is an example of balanced polymorphism....
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