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Evolutionary Genetics

Interpret scientific evidence for human evolution

See attached file for full problem description. Question 1. Simplified time chart of primate evolution a) Refer to the chart above and name the two most primitive primate lines. (No need to explain, just refer to the chart above in your answer). b) Between 15 and 25 million years ago (mya) a major differentiation occurr

Identify trends in human biological or cultural evolution.

(See attached file for full problem description, including diagrams.) Interpret scientific evidence for human evolution. Identify trends in human biological or cultural evolution. Question 1. The diagram below shows a hominid family tree based on DNA similarities. Use this diagram to answer question a. a) Name the hom

The Evolution of Virulent Diseases

I'm thinking of this topic "somatic evolution of cancer cells" can you tell me if this would be an appropiate topic for this class also how can i expand on this topic. However you can help i would greatly appreciate it.

Genetics/ Evolution

You have found a sex-limited gene that codes for male color in a Lake Victoria cichlid fish species. The dominant (R) allele codes for a red color and the recessive (r) allele codes for a greenish color. a) As you examine different populations of this species, you find that the R allele predominates in some populations and r

Australia, bird with three-toed feet

A. At one time the continent of Australia was connected to Asia. About 50 million years ago Australia became separated. It has many unusal animal not found elsewhere, such as the kangaroo and the koala bear. Using the concepts of geographic isolation the gene pool, explain why these animal developed. B.A species of bird with

Evolution is discussed.

Is "evolution" a proven fact or a theory? What other ideas compete with evolution to explain changes in populations? What are the differences between these competing ideas?

Viruses Mutations

The survival of viruses is a great example of natural selection and survival of the fittest. One such example is HIV. HIV reproduces very quickly (about 10 million new viruses per day. HIV lacks the proteins which repair mutations, and therefore there will be many mutations resulting from this rapid reproduction. The rapid rat

Survival of the fittest - bacterial mutations - the flu

Bacterial mutations are a great example of natural selection, especially those that cause the flu. But what happens when we can't develop a vaccine for a certain type of flu bacteria? If it turns out to be a deadly type, think about the population in the big cities that could be effected.

Believing in Biological Evolution

Please help with the following problem regarding evolutionary genetics. How would you respond to someone who tells you that he or she does not believe in biological evolution because it is "just a theory."