Lecture8_Diversity 1 2011 - Biodiversity the origin of life

Lecture8_Diversity 1 2011 - Biodiversity the origin of life...

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BioEE1780 Fall 2010 Evolution and Biodiversity Today’s lecturer: Cole Gilbert Lecture 8: Sept. 12, 2011 Biodiversity and the Origin of Life Readings: none for today’s lecture There is no particularly good reading for today’s lecture, either in the “Evolutionary Analysis” text or in the loose leaf chapters from the “Life” text that we have had specially made for you for the 11 diversity lectures that I will present in the class. Please do not interpret that as a sign that the Life chapters were a waste of money because I have not assigned a chapter for today’s lecture. The chapters on organismal diversity are extremely valuable and I assure you that we will be following them, AND other occasional readings, closely as we work our way through the Tree of Life (TOL) this semester. Much of the material in today’s lecture will be review for some of you. Indeed, those of you who took Introductory Biology with me several years ago may recognize a few slides and one in-class activity in today’s lecture. After that, we’re off on a new
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