BI110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Reproductive Isolation, Industrial Revolution, Speciation

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19 Oct 2016
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Module 1 evolution and life on earth. The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. The property of quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment origination from within the organism. A system in which proteins and nucleic acids interact in ways that allow the structure to grow and reproduce. Evolution (cid:272)ollo(cid:395)uially used as a (cid:449)o(cid:396)d (cid:373)ea(cid:374)i(cid:374)g (cid:862)(cid:272)ha(cid:374)ge. (cid:863) In a biological context, evolution requires genetic diversity among the individuals in a population. The individuals in a population do not evolve, the population as a whole evolves over time. Therefore, evolution requires reproduction and the passing of genetic traits between generations of offspring. The cuttlefish is able to change its appearance based on environment to avoid predators. It has evolved over time to develop this ability.

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