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week 2 409 Bio 409

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Evolutionary Biology
Jeffery Bara
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Date Created: 09/01/16
Week 2 Monday, August 29, 2016 12:03 AM • Nat selection acts on phenotypes ○ Specific alleles/genes affect ability of orgs to be infected w virus ○ Environmentalconditions effect trait much more • Qualitative trait- discrete trait w easily identifiable states ○ Diff in phenotype explained by small # of loci • Quantitative trait- continuous distribution, no discrete classes ○ Affected by many genes and environmentalfactors ○ Usually bell shaped curve  Mean  Variance(variation about mean) □ Sum of all squared deviations of indivs about the mean • As loci increase, phenotypes begin to blend ○ Number of phenotypic classes when there are n diallelic additive loci is 2n+1 • Quantitative trait locus mapping(QTL)- studying relationship btwn marker(known chromosomal position) & phenotype ○ If marker is linked, would be associated w specific phenotype ○ No association=not linked ○ Where on the dna chromosome is trait loci- could be one or more loci • Candidate loci- to detect QTL look for association btwn marker genotype and phenotype ○ To identify QTL • Variability- understand entirety of heritable variation ○ Vp- characteristic of pop…measures spread around a mean ○ Vg- variation among indivs from gene diffs  Vg=Va+Vd  Va- additive genetic variability(codominantalleles)- responds easily to selection bc contribution of each allele constant across gens  Vd- dominant genetic variability9recessive & dom alleles) □ Arises bs recessive allele contributes to phenotypic variability in homo but not hetero ○ Ve- variation among indivs from envir diffs ○ Distance squared is contribution of x2 to pop variance ○ Heritability(H^2)- proportion of Vp due to Vg  Broad sense- always btwn 0 & 1: h^2=Vg/Vp □ Degree of genetic determination  Narrow sense heritability: H^2=Va/Vp □ Predict how pop will survive bc shows how offspring resemble parents □ Slope of line describing relationship btwn midparent and midoffspring phenotype □ Any heritability estimate is specific to particular pop in certain envir • Quantifying portion of pop that survives/reproduces T- mean of all indivs t*- mean of breders Selection differential(S)- diff in trait's mean after and before selection S=t*-t • Response to selection(R)- expected change in trait mean from one gen to next from nat selection ○ R=O*-O  O* actual trait mean of offspring gen(offspring of P*)  O- mean of what offspring as whole, preselection parent gen  P & O are same ○ R is less than S bc not all variation in quantitative traits is heritable ○ S= strength of selectionis = to diff btwn means of selected indivs and entire pop ○ Slope: R/S (still rise/run) ○ R=heritability x selective differential (h^2 x S) Estimating evolutionary trees pt 1: trees order the diversity of life ○ Slope: R/S (still rise/run) ○ R=heritability x selective differential (h^2 x S) Estimating evolutionary trees pt 1: trees order the diversity of life • Phylogenetics- evol of relationships among species and their descent from common ancestors • " trees- diagrams of evol history of a group of taxa ○ Clustering- based on physical proximity ○ Interpreting trees: Trait transitions- shown as bars on branches Cladograms- branch length doesn’t matter Shared(syn) trait unique(aut) Synapomorphy- homologies that help build trees Homoplasy- shared trait not reflecting common ancestry..arose independently in multiple lineages Causes: convergent evol reversions(genetictraits… regains ancestral trait from back mutation) Ancestral(plesio) derived(apo) Outgroup- close relative whose lineage branches off before your group of interest Det's whether a trait is most likely to be ancestral or derived Monophyletic(clades)- most recent commonancestor and its descendants Polphyletic- does not contain most recent commonancestor… not useful Paraphyletic- some but not all descendants from common ancestor Parsimony- simplest explanation most likely


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