Primate Adaptations Lab
As you continue your examination of the non-human primates it is important you recognize the physical traits that make
primates unique. There is no one single trait that sets primates apart from other animal groups. In fact primate
DNA EXTRACTION LAB
ANTH& 215: Biological Anthropology Lab
This DNA lab will take you through some fairly easy steps culminating in the recovery of actual
DNA. When you have completed this task you will take a digital photo of your end product and
THE HISTORY OF
We will focus on Western Civilization because this is the paradigmatic
tradition that spawned evolutionary thinking.
In this class we discuss and model evolution by way of
natural selection. Th
With some bits from a bunch of
On the Galapagos
A great deal of variability of species were found
on the islands.
While most of the plants and animals were
similar to the mainland they were also quite
THE STUDY OF HERITABILITY HOW
TRAITS ARE PASSED BIOLOGICALLY FROM
ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT.
AT ITS BASE
GENETICS IS THE
STUDY OF DNA
THE DISCOVERY OF THE STRUCTURE OF DNA
The biology behind Mendel
All life is composed of cells.
Single cellular (bacteria, fungi,
Multi cellular (us)
For our purposes the most
important part is the nucleus.
The ball like structure in the
WHY DO PEOPLE LOOK DIFFERENT
FROM EACH OTHER?
This question has been at the heart of many scientifi c
But for most of human history, the recognition of
racial or ethnic diff erences was not part of the
Simple Mendelian genetics
Founded on the Principle of one gene one
A.K.A.: What Darwin and Wallace didnt know
How does a trait get from one
generation to the next?
Darwin and Wallace did not know traits were
Complete the tables below by finding the complementray DNA strand, the mRNA, the tRNA and the amino acids.
Use the mRNA strand when decoding on the amino acid table. Answer the questions at the end.
1. Complete the punnet square (6 points) and answer the questions.
B = Blue, b= Red and C = Circle, c= Square
Cross two individuals who are heterozygous for both
Complete the punnet squares and tables below. This is due on 7/14
G Green g red. Cross a male who is heterozygous and a female who is heterozygous.
Dom. Trait and allele_G/Green_ Genotype of Parent #1_Gg_ Possible Allele Combinations _G_/_g_
Standing at nearly 2 feet tall and weighing-in at about 15 pounds, I can assure you size doesnt
always matter. What I am lacking in height, I make up for with long arms that enable me to swing atop
the high forest canopy. However, my skills are not limite
215 WITH LAB
WHAT TYPES OF BEING ARE WE?
What does it mean to be a biological being?
We have biological needs.
These are biological pro