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PLEASE READ: Commenting on the wiki pages do not count as participation credit on the wiki. The directions in the syllabus are clear on what does...

Viral Evolution

Origins of Viruses/ Viral Transmission Virus Origins: There is a lot of debate on this topic, but scientists have developed a few prop...

Sexual Selection/Conflict

Sexual selection is a mode of selection that operates on an organism's ability to obtain a mate. Sexual selection allows some individuals to out com...

Selective Breeding or Artificial Selection

Artificial Selection is a form of selection in which humans actively choose which traits should be passed onto offspring. Humans have used selec...

Extended Phenotype

An extended phenotype includes all of the traits that an organism has that can influence its fitness; the extended phenotype can include structures t...

Simulations of Evolutionary Topics

Genetic Drift This one deals with worms! This one is basic, but it is cool anyways. This website here allows you to explor...

Exam Four Review

Exam Four Info Exam Four is November 21st: 95% of exam: based on lectures/required chapters 5% of exam: question asking you to reflect on knowled...

Natural Selection by De Novo mutations in men

We have been talking in lecture for sometime over how mutations are a vital part of natural selection. De novo (Latin for "anew") mutations are small...

Where Does Life Come From: A Look at Abiogenesis

Abiogenesis or biopoiesis- a natural process by which life arises from simple organic compounds. The earliest life on Earth existed at least 3.5 ...

Suggested Reading

This page is for everyone to put in suggestions for things to read that relate to evolution, whether they be books, articles, or scientific resea...

Neutrality

Neutral Theory - the Null Hypothesis of Molecular Evolution About the Theory: The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution is the theory tha...

Properties and Characteristics of Genetic Loci

A genetic locus (plural Loci) refers to specific area or sequence of DNA within a genome. Allele - variant sequences for a locus exist wi...

Exam 3 Key Concepts

Summarizing key concepts from the book chapters Chapter 9: The relationships among species and other lineages can be inferred from differ...

Community

The semester has started, and we currently have 187 students, 3 graduate teaching assistants, and 1 professor who gather a few times a week to discus...