The Renaming of Species Ralph A. Lewing
Ralph A. Lewing believes that we should not rename species
o Lewing states that renaming things could potentially bring about much confusion and
problems to the already accepted names of organisms.
o The Linnean sys
Ancient Pigment Study
Can you create an extinct gene and come up with a functioning protein?
From what I am getting out of the article is they are testing ancient archosaurs and
reconstructing DNA sequences to see how close the sequence is t
Harry Greene and The argument of changing species names
Greene believes it to be a good idea and beneficial. Both have agreeable points of
view. Harry Greene thinks it is a good idea to change names.
o He argues that the outdated universal s
Turtle Conservation Program
In Hawaii the program I worked with was part of the sea turtle conservation program.
What I Did:
We held baby sea turtle and hand fed them for two years and released them right from the
beach back into the ocean and attained tw
Coral Snake Mimicry: Does It Occur?
The article examines two main questions. First, are color patterns in venomous species of
snakes aposematic, and second, if color similar color patterns provide an advantage to
Differential Avoidance of Coral Snake Banded Patterns by Free-Ranging Avian Predators
in Costa Rica
The more closely an organism resembles the model, the less likely it will be preyed upon.
It is proposed that avoidance of different types of mi
Three different points: To the criteria for detecting when phylogenetic analyses are
misled by convergence (Wiens et al).
1. Strong morphological support for a clade that unites the taxa that share
the similar selective environment(
A problem is grouping organisms based on morphological traits.
It is like what Darwin makes reference to in the origin of species.
o Because people were so concerned on physical characteristics, internal anatomy
(as well as
The Orientation and Navigation of Juvenile Alligators
What I Did:
The relocation of alligators does not seem like a very effective plan, since they
can find the way back from where they originally came.
o The study focuses on tracking juveniles alligators
Study of Ancient Archosaurs
Fossil evidence sucks! It is hard to extract DNA from fossils.
o The study opens the door to many more possibilities. If we can basically
recreate the eyesight of a decreased animal, imagine what else we can do.
Do we have the