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Class Notes for Biomedical Engineering at University of Calgary (U OF C)


U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonFall

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Synapomorphy, Monophyly, Nuclear Membrane

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The evolutionary history of a group of species is called it phylogeny and a phylogenetic tree is a graphical summary of this history. An evolutionary t
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonWinter

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Exponential Growth, Logistic Function, Sustainable Yield

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26 Feb 2013
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Population densities can be estimated from samples: estimating population densities is easiest for sedentary organisms, counting mobile organisms is mu
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonWinter

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Forest Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Prairie Restoration

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26 Feb 2013
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonWinter

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Dna Mismatch Repair, Selective Breeding, Mutation

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26 Feb 2013
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Fig 13. 2 shows how a female opossum got her energy at different stages of her life, and the functions to which she allocated that finite energy supply
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonFall

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Sexual Selection, Mate Choice, Limiting Factor

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26 Feb 2013
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There is a great variety of species in which male reproductive success is limited by opportunities to mate but in which males are unable to monopolize
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonFall

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Sympatric Speciation, Reproductive Isolation, Allopatric Speciation

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26 Feb 2013
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We can recognize and identify many species by their appearance. Linnaeus described hundreds of species on the basis of their appearance morphological s
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonFall

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Allele Frequency, Sexual Reproduction, Sexual Selection

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26 Feb 2013
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The reproductive contribution of a phenotype to subsequent generations relative to the contributions of other phenotypes is called its fitness. The fit
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonFall

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Continental Drift, Radionuclide, Cellular Respiration

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26 Feb 2013
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Fossils- the preserved remains of ancient organisms. Age of rocks cannot be determined by just looking at them, but the age of rocks can only be determ
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonFall

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Genetic Drift, Reproductive Isolation, Allele Frequency

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26 Feb 2013
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Physical isolation as a barrier to gene flow. Geographic isolation produces reproductive isolation, and thus genetic isolation. Allopatric model- the h
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonFall

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Intertropical Convergence Zone, Species Richness, Permafrost

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26 Feb 2013
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Communities: systems embracing all the organisms loving together in the same area. Ecology: scientific study of rich and varied interactions btwn organ
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonWinter

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Alpine Tundra, Permafrost, Species Richness

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26 Feb 2013
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Biome is a terrestrial environment defined by the growth forms of its plants. Species richness the number of species present in its communities. Temper
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U OF CBMEN 515William HuddlestonFall

BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Allele, Mutation, Meiosis

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26 Feb 2013
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Natural selection is not forward looking: natural selection adapts populations to conditions that prevailed in the past, not conditions that might occu
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