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Biology 1101 Week 7 Notes Exceptions to Mendel’s Laws: §   There are some situations in which phenotypic ratios do not conform to Mendel’s predictions Incomplete Dominance: §   Red and white flowers return in th2generation §   The single copy of the red allele (R) in the heterozygote codes for less pigment production than 2 copies of red (R) do §   Incomplete dominance occurs when a heterzygote has an intermediate phenotype between the 2 homosygotes §   Sounds like the theory of “Blended Inheritance” BUT this is NOT true Polygenic traits: §   Polygenic traits- depend on more than one gene o   Most inherited traits are polygenic o   The phenotype reflects the activity of more than one gene o   Example: eye color is encoded by multiple genes Environmental Effects: §   Skin color is a polygenic trait that is influenced by the environment EVOLUTION: Prevailing viewpoint before Darwin: §   The Earth was young (6,000 years old) §   Each species was created at the same time and does not change or die out §   The number of species never changes o   Then found fossils of Mammoths, Giant Gorund sloth, and Irish Elk o   Then noticed similar species with key differences Scientists (do not need to memorize): Georges Buffon: Suggested that the earth was much older than previously believed Georges Cuvier: documenting fossil discoveries Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: Suggested that living soecies might change over time Charles Lyell: Argued that geological forces had gradually shaped the earth and continue to do so (plate tectonics, formation of volcanoes, etc.) Prevailing Viewpoints: §   Advances in science led to awareness of changes in lines of descent of species §   18 - and 19 - century naturalists tried to reconcile traditional beliefs with evidence of change What is evolution? §   Evolution is genetic change in a population over time §   Evolution is not a theory centered around the origin of life on earth o   Most evolutionary biology focuses on how life has changed and diversified over time, regardless of how it started Voyage of HMS Beagle: §   Darwin’s observations on a voyage around the world in 1831 led to new ideas about species What Darwin never knew: §   Darwin’s interest in o   Similarities in traits (extinct vs living species) o   Differences in traits (finches) §   Notices variation in beaks in finches between islands §   Depends on food source- Thick short beaks for breaking seeds and thin long beaks for getting pollen out from flowers o   Artificial selection (be able to describe what this is) Darwin, Wallace and Natural Selection: §   1858: Wallace sent Darwin his ideas on evolution by natural selection §   both presented at a conference §   Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859 (sold out on the first day) Theory of Natural Selection: §   Natural selection o   Differential survival and reproduction among individuals of a population whose traits vary o   One mechanism of evolution §   à Some individuals survive better & reproduce more than others in that population 3 conditions for Natural Selection: 1.  Variation for a trait a.  Example: speed in rabbits 2.  Heritability a.  Example: each rabbit representing a different speed has offspring 3.  Differential reproductive success a.  Example: predators are able to catch up with the slower rabbits, and therefore are dying. So over time, the amount of faster rabbits should increase in the rabbit population. •   More offspring produced than can survive •   Competition for resources •   Some are better competitors, increases ability to survive & reproduce (pass along trait that made them successful) •   Note: We are talking about the average phenotype in a population (change in population, NOT individual) Theory of Natural Selection continued: •   Heritable traits that allow for greater reproductive success become more common in a population over time •   Fitness is a measure of relative reproductive success o   “Survival of the Fittest” §   Could be the fastest, could be camouflage, could be an effective defense mechanism (like venom) Evolution by Natural Selection: •   The result of natural selection is a population that is well- adapted to its current, local environment o   NOT a “perfect” organism o   Environment is always changing, so its important that organisms are changing to fit the environment §   Adaption- traits that positively influence the survival and the chance of reproduction •   Pocket mice- able to blend in on red sand, but on black rock, they were obvious •   Dark mouse first appeared from a mutation, and this dark mouse was able to blend into rock better, concealing it from predators •   Then this dark mouse was able to reproduce and create darker colored mice •   This population was created black because they reproduce so quickly •   NOTE: Mutations are random but natural selection is NOT random •   •   Evolution can (and does) repeat itself o   Example: Pocket mice hundreds of thousands miles apart both became darker colored •   Evolution is NOT progressive •   In each generation, the alleles that code for traits with better fitness tend to increase in frequency o   “good enough” individuals survive Artificial selection- the differential reproductive success is determined by humans rather than nature •   If the environment changes, which alleles are favored may also change o   Traits may no longer be adaptive o   Example: Dark lava rock forming, change form light background to dark background “…evolution produces a tree, not a ladder, and we are just one of many twigs on the tree.” •   Charles Darwin sketched a diagram of an evolutionary tree showing •   Phylogenetic Tree Average beak size evolution example: In years of drought, bigger, thicker beaks are favored. However, during wet years, smaller beaks are favored. •   NOTE that average beak size within a population continues to fluctuate according to the food supply. 3 Modes of Natural Selection: •   Natural Selection may favor the: 1)  Intermediate Phenotype a.  “Stabilizing selection” b.  What length tail is better in the environment? c.   2)  One Extreme Phenotype a.  “Directional Selection” b.  longer tails have more stabilityà population shifts towards the longer tail length 3)  Both extremes in phenotypes a.  “Disruptive Selection” b.   Stabilizing Selection: •   Intermediates phenotype favored; extreme phenotypes less fit •   Example: Birth weight in humans (Less & more than average 7 lb. babies were at risk of mortality) Directional Selection: •   One extreme phenotype is most fit •   Average color shifts over time •   Example: Peppered Moth o   Camouflage was better with peppered coloration o   Then, pollution caused colors of the tree to change, and then the darker colored moth was favored Disruptive Selection: •   Extreme phenotypes are favored; intermediate phenotype selected against •   Coho Salmon: o   Male will defend territory o   Female will lay eggs, then male has the right to fertilize those eggs o   Stronger, larger males are able to defend their territory and therefore are able to reproduce o   Small males are not able to defend territory. They are still fit because they are able to sneak into territory and fertilize a bunch of eggs and have offspri ng •   Can lead to the evolution of two separate species Mechanisms of Evolution: 1) Natural Selection o   Sexual Selection 2) Mutation 3) Migration 4) Genetic Drift Mechanism: Sexual Selection: •   Some traits confer greater fitness because they are attractive to the opposite sex •   Birds of paradise •   Darlington’s Peacock Spider o   Call attention of drab females by brining up brightly color abdomen and shake & shimmy •   Manakin Courtship o   Survival risk is outweighed by securing a mate with beautiful, bright feathers OR cleaning the area for a courtship dance Mechanism: Mutation: •   Mutations can create a new allele in an individual o   Creates a change in allele frequency in the population o   Evolution with the mechanism of mutation •   The ultimate source of genetic variation in a population o   Fuels evolution •   Misconception: mutations arise when “needed” o   If mutation is beneficial, it will become more prevalent in the population o   RANDOM PROCESS Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance: •   Staph is susceptible (killed) by Penicillin (in 1940’s) •   Some bacteria are naturally resistant to penicillin (mutation) o   All the resources to themselves o   More reproductively fit (more offspring) à therefore, soon all of the infection is resistant •   Today, most Staph bacteria is resistant to penicillin o   MERSA is completely resistant to all antibiotics Mechanism: Migration: •   Migration into and out of a population affects gene flow o   After a group of individuals migrates form one population to another, both populations can experience a change in their allele frequencies and, consequently, experience evolution. Mechanism: Genetic Drift •   Genetic Drift is a change in allele frequency that occurs purely by chance o   Example: Tsunami destroys entire environment (plants and animals) and effects the iguana population o   Totally random event wiped them out o   Much more pronounced in small populations than large populations §   In small population, there is less genetic diversity o   Populations that survive is completely by luck o   The Founder’s Effect- §   A group of individuals may leave a population and become the founding members of a new, isolated population §   The new population will be dominated by the genetic features present in the founding members (higher allele frequency) o   Genetic Bottleneck- §   The new population will be dominated by the genetic features present in the surviving members §   Totally random which beads “fall out of the bottle” •   Allele frequency changes •   Example: Northern elephant seals have reduced genetic variation o   Hunting in the late 1800’s reduced population size to ~100 individuals (blubber for lamp oils) o   Now more than 150,000, but the population lacks the level of genetic diversity seen in less intensely hunted population Week 8 Biology 1101 Notes Macroevolution: •   Small changes (microevolution) lead to large scale changes in life’s panorama (macroevolution) o   Example: Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River (many small changes over many years) •   Over time, changes in allele frequency in a population can lead to new species Species Concepts: •   How do we define “species”? o   “The concept of a species is a fuzzy one because humans invented the concept to help get a grasp of the diversity of the natural world.” o   Morphological Species Concept: §   Physical bodies; bone structures; pattern of teeth o   Phylogenetic Species Concept §   Evolutionary relatedness between groups; similarities in DNA, RNA or protein; would they be grouped together on the tree o   Biological Species Concept §   Most commonly used; §   Two individuals belong to the same species if they can reproduce and offspring must be viable (survive) and fertile (reproduce) Speciation- one species is split into two or more species •   Requires genetic divergence and reproductive isolation (look below for more on isolation) -Species are important for humans so we know what animals are poisonous or if it’s dangerous Reproductive isolation: •   BSC emphasizes reproductive isolation, which m akes gene flow between groups impressible •   Reproductive isolating mechanisms prevent gene flow between species •   Pre-zygotic isolation- prevent fertilization (no zygote can be formed) •   Example: o   Ecological isolation- desert fox and arctic fox live in such different environment, therefore, they are never in contact and are therefore in pre-zygotic isolation (never come in contact) o   Temporal isolation: not active/fertile at different times (One cricket mates in one season and another kind of cricket mates in different season) o   Behavioral isolation: different activities are not attractive to another species (different flash patterns of firefly species) o   Gametic isolation: Gametes cannot unite; “lock and key”; gametes only fit with the same species •   Post-zygotic isolation- prevent viable/fertile offspring •   Examples: o   Hybrid inviability- Gametes unite, but cannot produce a viable embryo (goat and sheep) o   Hybrid infertility- hybrids lack the ability to make or deliver viable gametes (ex: liger, the hybrid offspring of a lion and a tiger)  Kruthi  Bhat Spatial arrangements and isolations: •   Allopatric speciation occurs when a geographic barrier (river, canyon, mountain, etc.) causes one group of individuals to be reproductively isolated from another group (the end result, the two cannot reproduce together) •   Sympatric speciation- occurs in the absence of a physical barrier o   Example: Cichlid fish in Africa- shallow versus deep water fish because shallow water has a different environmental pressures than the deeper water (l ight, plants, viability, etc.) Reproductive Isolation cont.: •   Speciation: the splitting of one species into two or more species o   Requires reproductive isolation and genetic divergence Adaptive radiation- a speciation event on steroids- the splitting into multiple species EVIDENCE: Fossil Record: •   The fossil record offers physical evidence of past life o   Change over time •   Missing links: fossils that demonstrate a link between groups of species believed to have a shared o   Tiktaalik §   Transition between one lifestyle and another (fish and land animals) §   Fins turned into arm like structures where it could prop itself up and crawl out of the water §   Defensive mechanism to “get out of the way” of predators §   No genetic recipe The fossil record is incomplete: •   Favors species with: o   Hard parts o   Dense populations o   Wide distribution o   Persisted a long time Biogeography: •   Biogeography: study of the distribution of species across the planet •   Related organisms originated in one place, then spread to other accessible places, adapted to their new environment o   Example: Placental mammals: Group of mammals that are able to nourish unborn offspring through a placental. o   Marsupials- offspring are born underdeveloped and continue nourishment in a pouch §   Land-bridge between North & South Americas are able to compete •   Placental mammals outcompeted marsupials in competition for land, so placental mammals took over •   However, in Australia, there is no competition, so there are more marsupials and more of a diversity Comparative Anatomy: •   Similarities in patterns of embryonic development suggest shared ancestory. •   Relationships among the embryos (early development) •   Because they are so similar, the ancestor that links all of thee would have a similar development •   Organisms with very different ways of life often share common anatomical structures due to descent from common ancestors o   Homologous structures §   Similar body parts that reflect shared ancestry §   Bone patterns in limbs (one bone, two bones, gaggle of bones, then digits) o   Convergent Evolution: §   Similar characteristics due to similar environmental conditions, although they are not closely related (Evolved INDEPENDANTLY) •   Ex: Porcupine and hedgehog are not related but rather have been in similar environmental pressures o   Analogous Structures §   Result of convergent evolution §   Did not evolve in shared ancestor (Evolved INDEPENDANTLY) •   Example: Bats, birds, and insects all have wings o   Vestigial Traits: §   Evolution is not perfection §   Examples of traits that are hold overs from past ancestors §   Links modern day species with past ancestors §   No good evolutionary reason to be weeded out §   Example: Goosebumps (help insulate body heat when you have a lot of hair), Tailbone, whale’s hipbones Molecular Data: •   All species use the same genetic code and the same 20 amino acids •   Most likely inherited from a common ancestor o   Cytochrome C: a protein used in ETC Science and Religion? •   Dichotomy? o   Testable & Falsifiable using the scientific method o   Scientists cannot test if there is a god o   We do not day if there is a god involved or not •   Nature of science is different from religion •   Science does not and cannot confirm or refute the involvement of a higher being Write a scenario that explains   Biology 1101 Week 9 Notes: Virus: •   Many scientists do not consider to be alive o   Don’t respond to stimuli o   Cannot reproduce on their own o   DNA and RNA Viral Replication: •   Virus attaches to host membrane •   Goes to host cell nucleus •   Nucleus replicates virus’s DNA •   Make viral proteins •   Sometimes the virus will then burst out of host cell, killing the host cell in the process The evolutionary Tree of Life: Understanding Phylogenies: •   “Understanding a phylogeny is a lot like reading a family tree” •   Time is on the vertical axis (read from bottom to top) •   Nodes represent speciation events o   Ancestral lineage •   Tips represent descendants of that ancestor •   We can use phylogenies to understand patterns of shared ancestry among species •   Unique vs shared history •   B and C are more closely related than either are to A •   “…each lineage has ancestors that are unique to that lineage and ancestors that are shared with other lineages- common ancestors.” •   Read at the NODES •   Evolution produces a pattern of relationships among lineages that is tree-like, not ladder-like •   Reading left to right indicates nothing about level of “advancement” •   These phylogenies are equivalent: Misconceptions about Human Evolution : •   The phylogeny of living species most closely related to us looks like this: •   It is a common misconception It is important to remember that: •   Humans did not evolve from chimpanzees •   Humans and chimps are “evolutionary cousins” and share ancestor common ancestor that was neither chimpanzee nor human •   Humans are not “higher” or “more evolved” than other living lineages. Since or lineages split, humans and chimps have each evolved traits unique to their own lineages Classification System: •   Did – DOMAIN o   Bacteria o   Archaea o   Eukarya •   King – KINGDOM o   Protists o   Plants o   Fungi o   Animals •   Philip – PHYLUM o   Chordata •   Come – CLASS o   Mammailia •   Over – ORDER o   Artidactyla •   For – FAMILY o   Giraffidae •   Good – GENUS o   “Giraffa” •   S – SPECIES Bacteria: •   Split between bacteria and archaea/eukarya •   All share a common ancestor •   Single-celled prokaryotes •   Asexual reproduction o   Horizontal gene transfer o   Mechanisms: Bacterial Classification: •   Three basic shapes: o   Coccus (round) o   Bacillus (rod) o   Spirillum (spiral) •   Gram Stain o   Differentiates between 2 major groups o   Based on cell wall structure §   Gram positive: cell walls allows absorption of color §   Gram negative: Structure of cell wall do not absorb stain as much and remain a light pink •   Important to know so we know what kind of antibiotic to treat with Bacteria and Antibiotic Use: •   Taking antibiotics could kill off “good bacteria •   When residential bacteria outweigh the harmful bacteria, they can out compete the harmful bacteria and kill it off •   When they do not, the left over harmful bacteria are the founders of a new population and next time Patient B takes the drug, it will be ineffective (needs stronger) o   Critically important to take all of your antibiotics Benefits of Bacteria: •   “Normal flora” •   Probiotic therapy: swamp your body with benign/helpful bacteria to outnumber harmful bacteria o   Fight bacteria with bacteria Archaea: •   Similarities with Bacteria: o   Appearance o   Prokaryotes o   Single-celled •   But molecular comparisons revealed bif differences o   DNA o   Cell wall o   Flagella •   “Extremophiles” o   Hydrothermal vents o   Acidic water o   Salty water §   Most proteins would denature •   Found almost everywhere o   Including in your intestines §   Break down recalcitrant bonds in beans, release methane •   Can’t break down beans but archaea can §   Gut- “Microbial community” EUKARYA (nucleus, membrane-bound organelles, uni- and multi- cellular) Protists: •   Extremely diverse o   Share one feature: eukaryotes •   Defined by exclusion o   Do not belong to ant other kingdom •   Classification being reconsidered o   May be as many as 20 kingdoms •   May be reclassified eventually “Plant-like” Protists: •   Algae: photosynthetic protist living in water •   Range in size o   May be uni- or multi- cellular o   Important source of energy for environment o   Kelp forest- largest §   “Fish nurseries” •   Use different photosynthetic pigments o   Yellow, gold, brown, red and green “Fungus-like” Protists: •   Plasmodial Slime molds •   Cellular slime molds •   Slime mold •   Water mold o   Irish potato famine o   Single-celled but they behave as a “super-organism” o   Produced by cell division, therefore they have the same genes “Animal-like” Protists: •   Most uni-cellular o   All animals are multi-cellular •   Giardia o   Boil water when camping •   Chagas disease •   African sleeping sickness •   Malaria o   Caused by protist but transmitted by mosquitos Fungi: Basics •   Domain: Eukarya •   Kingdom: Fungi •   Similar to plants, but… o   Lack chloroplasts o   Do not photosynthesize o   Some are unicellular (ex: yeast) o   Heterotrophic §   Mostly decomposers o   Have chitin in cell walls §   Chitin in animal kingdom •   Fungi are more closely related to animals than plants (phylogeny) Fungi: Structure: •   The body of most fungi is a network of thin filaments o   Provides a large surface area for absorbing nutrients o   Penetrates the fungus’s food source o   Secrete enzymes that break down organic molecules o   Absorb resulting nutrients TYPES of fungi: Fungi: Yeasts: •   Yeasts are unicellular fungi •   Useful for producing alcoholic beverages and bread •   Used in genetic experiments requiring a simple eukaryotic cell Fungi: Chyrids: •   Primitive fungi that produce swimming spores o   Flagellum •   “The worst infectious disease ever recorded among vertebrates in terms of the number of species impacted, and its propensity to drive them to extinction” o   amphibians worldwide Fungi: Mycorrhizae: •   Mycorrhizal fungi form symbiotic relationships with plants o   Aids plants in absorption of nutrients in exchange for carbohydrates (glucose from photosynthesis) o   Mutually beneficial relationship o   Very common o   Form sheath over plant root (access to a lot more nutrients) Fungi: Lichens: •   Relationships between fungus and photosynthesizer (green algae or cyanobacteria) •   Can live in extreme conditions and is important in making soil, but is sensitive to pollution (don’t need soil for nutrients) •   Lichens can secrete enzymes into rocks and digest it into soil •   Help ecosystems recover from degraded state of life Plants: Basics •   Domain: Eukarya •   Kingdom: Plantae •   Multicellular Eukaryotes •   Well-developed tissues •   Mostly terrestrial and sessile o   Ensure light source •   Exhibit embryo protection o   Nourish growing embryo •   Photoautotrophic o   “self-feeders” Plants: Major Groups: Plants: Life on Land: •   Green Algae (protists) live surrounded by water o   Water, minerals o   Support o   Reproduction Plants: Life on Land (475 mya) •   To adapt to life on land, plants evolved features that allow them to… o   Resist drying out (absorb and retain water) o   Absorb nutrients o   Stand upright without outside support o   Reproduction not dependent on water •   These features appeared over time Plant Adaptations: 1.  Embryo protection •   All plants nourish a multicellular embryo in the body of the female plant o   This feature distinguishes plants from green algae •   First appeared in the non-vascular plants (the bryophytes) •   First node 2.  Vascular Tissue •   Distinguishes vascular plants form non -vascular plants •   Xylem: o   Water absorbed and transported through xylem o   Water & nutrients absorbed from roots and then transported up toward the leaves •   Phloem: o   Take the sugars produced in photosynthesis and transport throughout the plant §   Also provides structural support (grow vertically and stay upright) 3.  Seeds •   Distinguishes plants with seeds from the seedless vascular plants •   Seed: an embryo and stored nutrients within a protective coat (2) Non-vascular Plants (Bryophytes) •   Simplest, most primitive plants •   Lack roots and vascular tissue o   Water and nutrients move by diffusion o   Small in size o   Dependent on water for reproduction •   Example: Mosses, liverworts, hornworts (3) Seedless Vascular Plants: •   Includes club mosses, horsetails, and whisk ferns •   First to evolve vascular tissue o   Larger than bryophytes as a result •   Uses spores for reproduction o   Single-cell: DNA, RNA, proteins o   Wind-dispersed Vascular Seed Plants (Gymnosperms): •   The first plants to evolve seeds; use seeds for dispersal rather than spore •   Most are cone-bearing (conifers) •   “Naked seeds” – pinecones – not enclosed by a fruit •   Do not produce flowers or fruit •   Examples: Conifers: pine, spruce, cycads, ginkos •   160 mya, gymnosperms dominated forests •   Very successful o   Deserts to tundra o   Sea level to tree line o   Taller and older than any other plants


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