TOPIC_4_how_fast_natural_selection rev

TOPIC_4_how_fast_natural_selection rev - IV. Cryptic...

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1 Biology of Being Human TOPIC 4 Paul M. Bingham Joanne Souza H H o o w w a a n n d d h h o o w w f f a a s s t t d d o o e e s s n n a a t t u u r r a a l l s s e e l l e e c c t t i i o o n n w w o o r r k k i i n n s s e e x x u u a a l l a a n n i i m m a a l l s s l l i i k k e e u u s s ? ? Key Terms and Concepts (see glossary in digital textbook): Chromosome Genetic variation Cryptic genetic variation Mutation Allele Natural selection/Darwinian selection Sexual reproduction Asexual reproduction Gamete Haploid Diploid Independent assortment Crossing over (recombination) Vehicle Design information = genetic design information Germline (design information) and Soma (vehicle) Genotype and Phenotype
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2 Lecture Outline: “How and how fast does natural selection work in sexual animals like us? I. How do genes build animals? II. Understanding everything we see – historicity III. How does sexual reproduction work?
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Unformatted text preview: IV. Cryptic variation and sexual reproduction V. Visualizing evolution in a sexual animal population VI. The consequences of evolution in sexual populations exquisitely sophisticated but quirkily idiosyncratic adaptation VII. Evolution by natural selection in sexual populations can be extremely rapid VIII. The most important insight of all natural selection builds all parts of the vehicle, including brains and the detailed behaviors they control 3 Key Images for TOPIC 4: The logic of genetic design information building animal vehicles 4 5 6 One of many, many examples of the kinds of cryptic variation that can exist in sexual populations 7...
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