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BIOL 1442: Lecture 5 Chapter 24: The Origin of Species

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Ecology and Evolution
Jill Devito
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BIOL 1442 Lecture 5­ Ch. 24  The Origin of Species ________________________________________________________________________________ Chapter 24: The Origin of Species ­ Learn how to read a phylogenetic tree ­ 1) All of them have a common ancestor ­ 2) Three exist today ­ 3) Loxodonta Africana (Africa) and Loxodonta cyclotis (Africa) ­ 4) Elephas maximus (Asia) ­ 5) 6 million years ago ­ Clade – a branch on the tree of life, including all descendants of a common ancestor (but not including anyone else) ­ 6) B, C, E ­ Species ­ a group (of organisms) whose members possess similar anatomical characteristics and  have the ability to interbreed ­ A composite definition ­ Biological Species Concept ­ population whose members can interbreed in nature to produce viable, fertile offspring with each other, but not with members of other populations ­ Morphological Species Concept ­ defining species by measurable anatomical criteria ­ The old way of distinguishing species ­ Still used, but in conjunction with other methods ­ Just based on appearance ­ Paleontological Species Concept ­ based on morphological differences known only from the fossil  record ­ Neanderthals were considered a diff. species from humans b/c of anatomy ­ We now know that humans are mostly hybrids of human and Neanderthals ­ Ecological Species Concept ­ defining species in terms of ecological roles (niches) ­ Phylogenetic Species Concept – a species as a branch on the tree of life with an ancestor ­ Macroevolution sometimes leads to speciation ­ favors intermediate variants by acting against both extremes ­ Anagenesis ­ accumulation of heritable changes alters the typical phenotype for the species over  generations ­  “ana” = up  ­ “genesis” = origin, birth ­ Cladogenesis ­ branching evolution leads to new species (this requires reproductive isolation) ­ When one species evolves into many different species over time ­ Happens when diff. populations of the same species are isolated and therefore adapt differently to diff. environmental pressures ­  “Clado” = branch ­ “Genesis” = origin, birth ­ Allopatric Speciation ­ ancestral population segregated by geographic barrier (divided into two or  more geographically isolated populations) ­ “Allo” = different “Patric” = lands ­ Galapagos Finches ­ Adaptive Radiation ­ Galapagos finches have evolved in many different directions (and some of these are not very “finchy”) ­ Video ­ resulting adaptations ­ Galapagos finches ­ Robust beak­ for larvae ­ Needle like bill­ for insects ­ Longer pointed beak for cactus ­ Different beaks for “different  jobs” ­ One single common ancestor that traveled to the Archipelago led to the 13 species of finches that  each adapted to diff lifestyles ­ Different finches sound different  ­ Sound and appearance (only mating with finches that look the same) affect whether two finches mate ­ Prezygotic Barriers – are evolutionary adaptations that prevent hybridization before fertilization ­ Habitat isolation – live in different areas so they don’t meet and therefore don’t mate ­ Temporal Isolation – active at different times of day, year, or breeding season ­ Behavioral Isolation – distinct color and courtship display can prevent hybridization (many birds, frogs,  insects) ­ Mechanical Isolation – structural differences in genitalia may prevent accidental sperm transfer (many  plants, insects, spiders) ­ Gametic Isolation – inability of sperm to fuse with ovum of other species (e.g. chemical barrier as in  sea urchins) ­ Postzygotic ­ are biological accidents that can result in decreased or zero fitness ­ Not an adaptation ­ Consequence of hybridization ­ Reduced Hybrid Viability – hybrid offspring does not develop properly (most organisms) ­ Reduced Hybrid Fertility – hybrid F1 offspring may be healthy but cannon reproduce as easily as their  parents ­ Hybrid Breakdown – future generations are less viable (some ornamental garden flowers, crops:  cotton, rice ­ Mules are unsuccessful because of the diff. number of chromosomes so gametes are not  produced correctly ­ Hybrid of these two mallards was not fit because no female of either species would mate with  him ­ Adaptive Radiation ­ emergence of numerous species from a common ancestor (in an environment  that presents a diversity of new opportunities and problems) ­ Ecological Niche ­ the unique environmental role of a species (every resource that it uses, and all  aspects of its habitat that allow it to thrive) ­ Video – “Empty” niches provide the potential for diversification; where (or when) would such  opportunities arise? ­ B/c if it already is occupied by a species, it would be hard to compete with an already adapted species. ­ Islands emptied by natural disaster or if a species was wiped out of an environment ­ Four different lizards (anoles) in puerto rico ­ Separated vertically  ­ The different layers have diff. environments that require diff. adaptations ­ Ground lizards have longer legs so they can run faster in order to catch prey  ­ Twig lizards have shorter legs in order  ­ Each species has a different dewlap – probably changed because of the different conditions of their  environments ­ On nearby islands, lizards evolved with similar body types­ independently Ecological Forces can shape diversification


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