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BIOL 102 Exam 1 Comprehensive Study Guide (9/08/16 Exam)

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Date Created: 09/05/16
Biology 102 Exam 1 Study Guide Darwin: 1859  Origin of Species  focused on great diversity of organisms  noted that current species = descendants of ancestral species  Evolution (Darwin definition) = descent with modification  o as opposed to Aristotle  who thought species = fixed and arranged on linear model, w/  increasing complexity  Linnaeus  adaptations o taxonomy, binomial nomenclature  CLASSIFICATION FORMAT  Fossils laid groundwork for Darwin and his ideas o Cuvier, Hutton, Lyell influenced Darwin  Lamarck  species evolve thru use and disuse of body parts, inheritance of acquired traits  SS Beagle  Darwin’s ship around globe o Found Earth much older than previous 6,000 yr. old estimate o Biological diversity on Galapagos + adaptation and it’s connection to the origin of new  species o 1844 Darwin write essay on natural selection      3 Broad Observations:  unity of life  diversity of life  match b/w organisms and their environment Evolution must have 1.   varied, inherited traits 2.   produce more offspring than environment can support Natural Selection: o individuals w/ certain heritable traits reproduce and survive @ higher rate than others o increases match b/w organisms and their environment o change in environment = natural selection and adaptations, can give rise to new species **INDIVIDUALS DO NOT EVOLVE POPULATIONS TO**     Evidence of Evolution: 1.   Direct Observation:  ex) natural selection in response to introduction of new plant species  ex) evolution of drug resistant bacteria 2.   Homology:  similarity b/w organisms & species as a result of common ancestors can be anatomical and molecular evolutionary trees o hypotheses that summarize current understandings of patterns of  descent structure common in ancestors (homologous structures)  Convergent Evolution: evolution of similar, or analogous features in distantly related groups arise when groups adapt independent to similar environments, but in  similar ways gives NO info about ancestry 3.   Biogeography:  study of distribution of species evidence for evolution      Endemic  species not found anywhere else in the world 4.   The fossil record:  documents pattern of evolution by showing changes b/w present day organisms  and extinct or past ones  found in strata  each strata layer = catastrophic event   Fossil record shows macroevolutionary changes over large time scales  Fossil record is biased in favor of species that:  Existed for long time  We abundant and widespread  Had hard parts  Absolute ages of fossils determined by radiometric dating  Radioactive “parent isotope decays to “daughter” isotope at constant rate  Each isotope known as half life  time required for ½ parent isotope to  decay Adaptation: o characteristics of organisms (inherited) that enhance their fitness (survival) and  reproduction w/in environment  ex) Finches in Galapagos different adaptations based off different food sources on specific islands Artificial selection: o selection and breeding of individuals who posses desired traits  ex) HUMANS!     Darwin’s Observations & Interferences: o Observations: varied inherited traits w/in populations species produce more offspring than environment can support w/ many failing to survive and reproduce o Interferences: individuals w/ traits w/ high probability of surviving and reproducing w/in  specific environment leave more offspring inequalities w/ individuals being able to survive and reproduce leave to  accumulating of good traits in populations over generations Microevolution: o change in allele frequencies in population over generations  o 3 Mechanisms:     Genetic Drift:  small sample = greater chance of random deviation from predicted result  allele frequencies fluctuate from one generation to the next  reduces genetic variation because alleles are lost o Founder Effect:  few individuals become isolated from larger population  allele frequencies can be different from ours in  larger population      Bottleneck Effect:  sudden reduction in population size due to changes in  environment  new gene pool could no longer be same as larger  populations’  if population remains small, genetic drift can affect it more  humans can create bottleneck effect for other species     Gene Flow: movement of alleles among populations  o transferred thru individuals or gametes reduces genetic variation over time  increase and decrease fitness of populations Genetic Variation: o differences in genes or other DNA segments o Phenotype  product of inherited genotype and environment some differences determined by a single­gene, others by influence of 2 or more  genes o measured by gene variability or nucleotide variability  o average heterozygosity: average percent of loci that are heterozygous  o nucleotide variability measured by comparing DNA sequences of individuals      LOTS OF GENETIC VARIATION @ DNA LEVEL** o mutation of duplication o sexual reproduction – recombining existing alleles Forming new alleles: mutation = random change in DNA nucleotide sequence only mutations in gametes can be passed on to offspring point of mutation = change in one base in a gene     Effects of mutation: harmful for protein production o sometimes beneficial neutral variation = no advantage of disadvantage Altering Genes:  o delete, disrupt, rearrange loci  harmful o duplication of small pieces increase genome size duplicated genes take on new functions by further mutation o mutation rates low in plants and animals  1 in every 100,000 o lower in prokaryotes, higher in viruses     Hardy­Weinberg Equation: o Population: localized group of individuals that can interbreed and produce offspring o Gene pool: all alleles for all loci in a population o Fixed locus: all individuals in population must be homozygous for same allele o 2 alleles @ each locus, p & q represent frequencies of dominant and recessive alleles for  populations     ALL alleles in population add up to 1 (there can be more than 2 alleles!) ex) p + q = 1 o equation describes genetic makeup of population that is NOT evolving IF observed genetic makeup differs from Hardy­Weinberg…population is  evolving Populations that meet the following expectations are in Hardy­Weinberg  equilibrium: 1.   NO mutations 2.   Random mating 3.   NO natural  selection 4.   LARG E  population size 5.   NO gene flow      Genotypes: o p  = frequency of population with homozygous (often dominant) genotype o 2pq = frequency of population with heterozygous genotype o q  = frequency of population with homozygous (often recessive) genotype 2 2 o p  + 2pq +q  = 1     3 different types of natural selection:  1 .     Directional selection:  favors individuals at one end (extreme) of phenotypic range  2 .     Disruptive selection: favors individuals @ both ends (extremes) of phenotypic range  3 .     Stabilizing Selection:   favors intermediate variants and acts against extreme phenotypes     Sexual Selection: natural selection for mating success  Sexual Dimorphism: marked differences b/w sexes in secondary sexual traits o Types:      Intrasexual Selection: direct competition among individuals of one sex  (mainly males)  for mates of the opposite sex      Intersexual Selection: “mate choice” individuals of one sex (mainly females) are choosy in selecting their mates     Balancing Selection: natural selection maintains stable frequencies of 2 or more phenotypic  forms w/in a population     Including… o Heterozygote advantage: when heterozygotes have higher fitness than both  homozygotes  can result from stabilizing or directional selection o Frequency­dependent selection: fitness of phenotype declines if it becomes too  common in population  whichever phenotype is less common in population     History of Life On Earth: o Chemical and physical processes in early Earth may have produced simple cells  through sequence of stages: 1. Abiotic synthesis of small organic molecules 2. Joining of these molecules into macromolecules 3. Packaging of molecules into protocells 4. Origin of self­replicating molecules     Protocells: o Replication and metabolism are key properties of life and may have appeared in  protocells o Protocells may have formed from fluid­filled vesicles in membrane­like structure o Vesicles exhibit simple reproduction and metabolism & maintain internal chemical  environment different from external  First genetic material probably RNA, not DNA  Absolute ages of fossils determined by radiometric dating  Radioactive “parent isotope decays to “daughter” isotope at constant rate o Each isotope known as half life  time required for ½ parent isotope to decay  Macroevolution: broad patterns of evolutionary change above species level, by same  mechanisms that cause microevolution (see Microevolution definition)  Biological Species Concept: species = group of population whose members can interbreed in  nature and produce viable, fertile, offspring; DON’T breed successfully with members of other  populations o Gene flow b/w populations of same species holds a species together genetically      Limitations:  Can’t be applied to fossils or asexual organisms  Emphasizes absence of gene flow  BUT gene flow can occur b/w distinct species when some barrier is  broken naturally or artificially  Reproductive Isolation: existence of biological factors (barriers) impeding two species from  producing viable, fertile offspring  Hybrids: offspring of crosses b/w different species o Pre or post fertilization  Prezygotic barriers: block fertilization from occurring by… o Impeding different species attempting to mate o Preventing successful completion of mating o Hindering fertilization if mating successful  Postzygotic barriers: prevent hybrid zygote from developing into viable, fertile adult o Reduced hybrid viability o Reduced hybrid fertility o Hybrid breakdown  Morphological Species Concept: defines species by structural features o Applies sexual and asexual species but relies on subjective criteria  Ecological Species Concept: views a species in terms of its ecological niche o Applies sexual and asexual species and emphasizes role of disruptive selection  Phylogenetic Species Concept: defines species as smallest group of individuals on phylogenetic tree o Applies to sexual and asexual species but can be difficult to determine degree of  difference required for separate species   Allopatri  (“Other Country”) Speciation: gene flow interrupted or reduced when population  divided into geographically isolated subpopulations  ex) flightless cormorant of Galapagos originated from flying species on mainland o Definition of barrier depends on ability of population to disperse  ex) canyon can create barrier for small rodents, NOT birds, coyotes, or pollen o Separate populations can evolve independently thru mutation, natural selection, genetic  drift o Reproductive isolation can arise as by­product of genetic divergence  Increases as distance b/w species increases o Regions with lots of geographic barriers have typically have more species than do regions w/ fewer barriers  Physical separation alone isn’t biological barrier, reproductive barrier are intrinsic to organisms themselves   Sympatric  (“Same Country”) Speciation: speciation takes place in geographically overlapping populations o Reproductive barrier isolates subset of population w/out geographic separation from  parent species o Can occur if gene flow is reduced by following factors:  Polyploidy: presence of extra sets of chromosomes due to accidents during cell  division  Much more common on plants than animals  Can produce new biological species in sympatry w/in single generation o Autopolyploid: individual with more than 2 sets of chromosome  sets (derived from single species) o Allopolyploid: species with multiple sets of chromosomes derived  from different species  Sexual Selection: can drive sympatric speciation  Habitat differentiation: appearance of new ecological niches  ex) North American maggot fly can live on native hawthorn trees & more  recently introduced apple trees


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