Evolution and Medicine
Questions to consider for Why we get sick.
1. What is Darwinian medicine? Is Table 3 a useful way of looking at the phenomena associated with infection? How does one properly classify a response to infectio
Lecture 2. Lamarckism vs. Plasticity. The Evolutionary Synthesis
Adaptive Phenotypic Plasticity
Organisms suddenly appear adapted to a different environment different environment Selection has acted to develop mechanisms that allow organisms to
Lecture 1 & 2: What is Population Genetics? Evolution by Natural Selection. Central Dogma. Lamarckism vs. Plasticity Distinguishing Lamarckian & Darwinian models of adaptive evolution. Evolutionary Synthesis Lecture
NOTE: Adjust your decimal places so that they are appropriate for each part of each question. But be consistent for all the numbers that are being directly compared. Answers to problems MUST be handwritten by you. You may collabo
Questions for Darwin & Wallace papers. Wallace describes the view of species prevailing in the mid-1800s. What is that view, and what evidence supports it? Why are Malthus' arguments so important to those of Darwin and Wallace? Darwin and Wallace focus on
Case Study: Sickle-Cell Anemia
Questions to consider while reading Allison, Polymorphism and natural selection in human populations.
1. 2. Why was the relatively high frequency of sickle-cell trait in parts of Africa unexpected?