Bignell Patterns of evolution

Bignell Patterns of - sighting mechanism.”(Chapter 2 This helps the cheetah site his prey Humans and their diseases also co-evolve As humans

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Yes humans are subject to the same pressures as other organisms. As humans we are able to cope better with the environment but our bodies adapt to the surrounding environments the same as all other living things. It takes longer to do a study on humans due to the fact it takes humans longer to evolve. Convergent evolution – European rabbits and South American maras Divergent evolution – Hyracotherium, Horse, Zebra, Mule. Adaptive radiation – Darwin’s finches Co-evolution - Thompson’s gazelles, and the Cheetah The cheetah is known as the fastest mammal on earth. The Thompson’s Gazelles are almost as fast as the Cheetah is. When the gazelle learns to run faster the cheetah tends to follow suit. The gazelle is the cheetah’s main pray so they need to evolve with them to survive. The gazelle also can change direction when it is at top speed, to confuse the cheetah. “Cheetahs evolved two black lines down the face from just below the eye toward the tip of the nose that serve as a
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Unformatted text preview: sighting mechanism.” (Chapter 2) This helps the cheetah site his prey. Humans and their diseases also co-evolve. As humans advance so do their diseases. Look at the flu, we now have the flu shot and it helps prevent the human from getting the flu. Now we have the H1N1 strain of the flu, this is a new strain that until recently we did not have a cure for. Many of people died from this strain of the flu. Now we have it under control, the H1N1 virus will eventually evolve into a new strain of the virus and we as humans will need to locate the cure once again. Bibliography Chapter 2. In Evolution: Why Are There So Many Living Things? (p. 52). Frederick, F. H., & Blasser, M. J. (2006). Blaser Lab Group . Retrieved December 3, 2010, from NYU School of medicine: http://www.med.nyu.edu/medicine/labs/blaserlab/v1-who_are_we.html...
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Bignell Patterns of - sighting mechanism.”(Chapter 2 This helps the cheetah site his prey Humans and their diseases also co-evolve As humans

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