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CLEMSON UBIOL-3350Michael SearsFall

BIOL-3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Defensin, Natural Selection, Horizontal Gene Transfer

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Complex adaptations - suites of coexpressed traits that together experience selection for a common function. Adaptations that are made of a number of c
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CLEMSON UBIOL-3350Michael SearsFall

BIOL-3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Polyphyly, Middle Ear, Synapomorphy

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CLEMSON UBIOL-3350Michael SearsFall

BIOL-3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: James Hutton, Uniformitarianism, Natural Theology

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Life was seen as a hierarchy from lower to higher forms plants animals humans. This was known as the great chain of being. Fixed hierarchy but not usef
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BIOL-3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Antagonistic Pleiotropy Hypothesis, Epistasis, Large Deviations Theory

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Over time, alleles arise within a population and then either increase or decrease in frequency. The change in allelic composition of populations is at
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CLEMSON UBIOL-3350Michael SearsFall

BIOL-3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Natural Selection, Estuary, Astragalus

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Book example talks about cetaceans (dolphins and whales) and how they descended. By understanding evolution, we can understand the similarities between
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BIOL-3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Morphogen, Synapomorphy, Molecular Phylogenetics

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BIOL-3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Meiosis, Coevolution, Fecundity

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Bacteria dont have male and females, the produce offspring simply by cell division - asexually since they have neither meiosis nor fusion of haploid ga
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BIOL-3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Probability Distribution, Reaction Norm, Phenotypic Plasticity

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Explain how continuous variation in phenotypes arises. Traits important for survival/reproductive success have expression of alleles influenced by many
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