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Evolution  

Larry M. Frolich, Ph.D.

E-mail:  lfrolich@mdc.edu    

   

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Please work on your showcase group--evolutionary trees within group and with closest relatives

Text--first three chapters (from Google Books)

Text--Chapter Four 

Class Board Notes and Drawings

   

 

Biodiversity Showcases
 


(2014 sites)

Course Logistics, General Resources

 

 

DATE

  Part I.  The Historical Record of Evolution
Jan 22  

Overview of Evolutionary Biology

Text Chapters:  1, 2, 3

Jan 29

The Origin of Life and Prokaryotes

Text Chapters: 4, 5

Text--Chapter Four 

Feb 5

Origin of Eukaryotes and Snowball Earths

Text Chapters: 6, 7, 8

Feb 12

Evolution of Multicellularity

Text Chapters: 9, 10, 11

Feb 26

Evolution of Plants, Animals and Fungi

Text Chapters: 9, 10, 11
March 5

Human Evolution

Text Chapters: 25, 26

March 12

EXAM ONE--History of Life

BIODIVERSITY SHOWCASE CHECK

All material from Part I

DATE

   Part II.  Evolutionary Processes
Mar 19

Variability

Text Chapters:  12, 13, 14

Mar 26

Constraining Variability (natural selection and other forces)

Text Chapters: 17, 18, 19

April 2

Competition and Cooperation

Text Chapters: 21

April 9

Species Concepts and Speciation

Text Chapters: 22

April 9

Evolutionary Innovation

Evolution of Genetic and Developmental Pathways (“evo-devo”)

Text Chapters: 23, 24

Text Chapters: 9, 11

April 16

EXAM TWO--Process of Evolution

All material from Part II

April 16   BIODIVERSITY SHOWCASE PRESENTATIONS  

 

"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."  

                                                                                                   --Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species



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