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Biology for majors week 5 notes

by: Tasha Nelson

Biology for majors week 5 notes Bio 1130

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These are the completed notes for week 5. They will also be incorporated into the study guide for exam 2
Biology for Science Majors 3
Jennifer Price
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microevolution, Macroevolution
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Date Created: 09/27/16
Macroevolution­ evolution on a scale of separated gene pools.  Change that happens at the level of the species. Vs Micro evolution that refers to  the small changes in a species or a population.. Given the time, the small changes begin to add up to show the evolutionary changes that  we see today in many species.  Biological Evolution Microevolution­ short term (Changes in alleles)  Selevtion, mutation, drifs.  Macro­ longer term –results in speciation  Species:  Morphological definition:  Failure to recognize natural variation in a population: typological view vs.  populational view  Biological definitio                 Actually or potentially interbreeding populations. Intercommunicating GENE POOL GENE FLOW Reproductively isolated from other groups  Limitation: Asexual reproduction/ hybridization Phylogenetic definition:  Species groupings based on:  Evolutionary past, unique characteristics not found in other groups. Species: smallest grouping of organisms that share ancestry and descent.  Very important when studying the different evolutionary concepts!  Monophyletic: all individuals within a grouping from same ancestor.  9/27/16 Speciation: the process by which new species arise. Can change one species into another  or splitting of one ancestral species into tow descendant species This may be a gradual process. If populations are reproductively isolated long  enough then eventually the genetic differences build up in a way that they can no longer  successfully interbreed with one another.  Genetic differences may accure from DRIFT, SELECTION, and MUTATION.. “Species” are made up of populations that may start to exhibit morphological differences. When they are isolated and can’t interbreed the populations start to look quite different.  After a while the mating process may change to where those different species don’t want  to mate with one another anymore.  Reproductive isolation  ­If species are defined by the existence of reproductive isolation, then the process of  speciation is identical to the evolution of reproductive isolating mechanisms.  Happens by: Random changes,  Genetic drift in small populations Founder effects Populations bottlenecks Selective adaptation  Populations accumulate differences based on different environments that may  lead to reproductive isolation.  Geography of speciation Speciation is a 2 part process 1. Initially identical populations must diverge 2. Reproductive isolation must evolve to maintain these differences Homogenizing effect of gene flow erases differences  Speciation more likely in geographically isolated species  Modes of speciation: Allopatric speciation: Occurs when one population is geographically isolated from other  populations.  Sympatric Speciation: a population develops into two or more reproductively isolated  groups without prior geographic isolation.  Adaptive radiation: Closely related species that have recently evolved from a common  ancestor by adapting to different parts of the environment. 


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