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3 15.1 Darwin s Theory of Natural Selection Darwin on the HMS Beagle Darwin s role on the ship was as naturalist and companion to the captain. His job was to collect biological and geological specimens during the ship s travel.
4 15.1 Darwin s Theory of Natural Selection The Galápagos Islands Darwin began to collect mockingbirds, finches, and other animals on the four islands. He noticed that the different islands seemed to have their own, slightly different varieties of animals.
5 15.1 Darwin s Theory of Natural Selection Almost every specimen that Darwin had collected on the islands was new to European scientists. Populations from the mainland changed after reaching the Galápagos.
6 15.1 Darwin s Theory of Natural Selection Darwin Continued His Studies Darwin hypothesized that new species could appear gradually through small changes in ancestral species. Darwin inferred that if humans could change species by artificial selection, then perhaps the same process could work in nature.
7 15.1 Darwin s Theory of Natural Selection Natural Selection Individuals in a population show variations. Variations can be inherited. Organisms have more offspring than can survive on available resources. Variations that increase reproductive success will have a greater chance of being passed on. Visualizing Natural Selection
9 15.1 Darwin s Theory of Natural Selection The Origin of Species Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in Darwin s theory of natural selection is not synonymous with evolution. It is a means of explaining how evolution works.
10 15.2 Evidence of Support for The fossil record Fossils provide a record of species that lived long ago. Fossils show that ancient species share similarities with species that now live on Earth. Glyptodont Armadillo
11 15.2 Evidence of Derived traits are newly evolved features, such as feathers, that do not appear in the fossils of common ancestors. Ancestral traits are more primitive features, such as teeth and tails, that do appear in ancestral forms. Anatomically similar structures inherited from a common ancestor are called homologous structures.
12 15.2 Evidence of Vestigial Structures Structures that are the reduced forms of functional structures in other organisms. ary theory predicts that features of ancestors that no longer have a function for that species will become smaller over time until they are lost.
14 15.2 Evidence of Analogous structures can be used for the same purpose and can be superficially similar in construction, but are not inherited from a common ancestor. Show that functionally similar features can evolve independently in similar environments
15 15.2 Evidence of Comparative Embryology Vertebrate embryos exhibit homologous structures during certain phases of development but become totally different structures in the adult forms.
16 15.2 Evidence of Comparative Biochemistry Common ancestry can be seen in the complex metabolic molecules that many different organisms share.
17 15.2 Evidence of Comparisons of the similarities in these molecules across species reflect evolutionary patterns seen in comparative anatomy and in the fossil record. Organisms with closely related morphological features have more closely related molecular features.
18 15.2 Evidence of Geographic Distribution The distribution of plants and animals that Darwin saw first suggested evolution to Darwin. Rabbit Mara
19 15.2 Evidence of Patterns of migration were critical to Darwin when he was developing his theory. is intimately linked with climate and geological forces.
20 15.2 Evidence of Types of Adaptation An adaptation is a trait shaped by natural selection that increases an organism s reproductive success. Fitness is a measure of the relative contribution an individual trait makes to the next generation.
21 15.2 Evidence of Camouflage Allows organisms to become almost invisible to predators Leafy sea dragon
22 15.2 Evidence of Mimicry One species evolves to resemble another species. Western coral snake California kingsnake
23 15.2 Evidence of Consequences of Adaptations Some features of an organism might be consequences of other evolved characteristics. They do not increase reproductive success. Features likely arose as an unavoidable consequence of prior evolutionary change.
24 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Mechanisms of Population genetics Hardy-Weinberg principle states that when allelic frequencies remain constant, a population is in genetic equilibrium.
25 15.3 Shaping ary Theory This equation allows us to determine the equilibrium frequency of each genotype in the population. Homozygous dominant (p 2 ) Heterozygous (2pq) Homozygous recessive (q 2 )
26 15.3 Shaping ary Theory
28 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Genetic Drift A change in the allelic frequencies in a population that is due to chance In smaller populations, the effects of genetic drift become more pronounced, and the chance of losing an allele becomes greater.
29 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Founder Effect Occurs when a small sample of a population settles in a location separated from the rest of the population Alleles that were uncommon in the original population might be common in the new population.
30 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Bottleneck Occurs when a population declines to a very low number and then rebounds
31 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Gene Flow Increases genetic variation within a population and reduces differences between populations Nonrandom Mating Promotes inbreeding and could lead to a change in allelic proportions favoring individuals that are homozygous for particular traits
32 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Natural Selection Acts to select the individuals that are best adapted for survival and reproduction
33 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Stabilizing selection operates to eliminate extreme expressions of a trait when the average expression leads to higher fitness.
34 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Directional selection makes an organism more fit.
35 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Disruptive selection is a process that splits a population into two groups.
36 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Sexual selection operates in populations where males and females differ significantly in appearance. Qualities of sexual attractiveness appear to be the opposite of qualities that might enhance survival. Natural Selection
37 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Prezygotic isolation prevents reproduction by making fertilization unlikely. Prevents genotypes from entering a population s gene pool through geographic, ecological, behavioral, or other differences Eastern meadowlark and Western meadowlark
38 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Postzygotic isolation occurs when fertilization has occurred but a hybrid offspring cannot develop or reproduce. Prevents offspring survival or reproduction Liger
39 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Allopatric Speciation A physical barrier divides one population into two or more populations. Abert squirrel Kaibab squirrel
40 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Sympatric Speciation A species evolves into a new species without a physical barrier. The ancestor species and the new species live side by side during the speciation process.
41 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Adaptive Radiation Can occur in a relatively short time when one species gives rise to many different species in response to the creation of new habitat or some other ecological opportunity Follows large-scale extinction events
42 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Coevolution The relationship between two species might be so close that the evolution of one species affects the evolution of the other species. Mutualism Coevolutionary arms race
43 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Convergent Unrelated species evolve similar traits even though they live in different parts of the world.
45 15.3 Shaping ary Theory Rate of Speciation proceeds in small, gradual steps according to a theory called gradualism. Punctuated equilibrium explains rapid spurts of genetic change causing species to diverge quickly.
46 15.3 Shaping ary Theory
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49 Chapter Diagnostic Questions Which is not a principle of Darwin s theory about the origin of species? A. Individuals show variations. B. Variations can be inherited. C. Organisms have more offspring than available resources will support. D. Offspring always inherit the best traits.
50 Chapter Diagnostic Questions Identify the term that is used to describe anatomically similar structures inherited from a common ancestor. A. ancestral traits B. analogous structures C. homologous structures D. vestigial structures
51 Chapter Diagnostic Questions Which is not a vestigial structure? A. snake pelvis B. Kiwi wings C. porpoise flipper D. human appendix
52 15.1 Formative Questions Which was Charles Darwin s only qualification for his position as naturalist on the Beagle? A. a degree in theology B. an interest in science C. a knowledge of biology D. an understanding of geology
53 15.1 Formative Questions What was Darwin s term for selective breeding? A. evolution B. speciation C. artificial selection D. natural selection
54 15.1 Formative Questions What did Darwin infer from his observations of artificial selection? A. Animal breeders could create new species. B. A similar process could work in nature. C. Reproductive success could be increased. D. Variation in a species could be produced.
55 15.1 Formative Questions What is the relationship between the terms natural selection and evolution? A. They mean the same thing. B. works against natural selection. C. explains how natural selection works. D. Natural selection explains how evolution works.
56 15.2 Formative Questions True or False The Archaeopteryx seems to have evolved from reptiles and is a direct ancestor of modern birds.
57 15.2 Formative Questions Which is an example of a derived trait? A. a tail B. bones C. feathers D. teeth
58 15.2 Formative Questions Which features are similar in use and evolve in similar environments, but do not evolve from a common ancestor? A. analogous structures B. embryological structures C. homologous structures D. vestigial structures
59 15.2 Formative Questions True or False Organisms with similar anatomy share similar DNA sequences.
60 15.2 Formative Questions At the heart of the theory of evolution by natural selection lies the concept of. A. adaptation B. biogeography C. gradualism D. speciation
61 15.3 Formative Questions The development of the evolutionary theory has led to the understanding that the raw material for evolution is. A. genes B. traits C. adaptation D. competition
62 15.3 Formative Questions Why does the ratio of gray to red owls remain the same after the population has doubled?
63 15.3 Formative Questions A. They each have different predators. B. They compete with one another for resources. C. Both are equally adapted to survive in their environment. D. New individuals have emigrated into the population.
64 15.3 Formative Questions Which of these conditions can act on phenotypes to provide adaptive advantages to a population? A. mutations B. natural selection C. nonrandom mating D. small population size
65 15.3 Formative Questions Which description is evidence that a speciation has taken place?
66 15.3 Formative Questions A. A physical barrier has caused two groups from a population to adapt to different environments. B. Some members can no longer produce fertile offspring with members of the original population. C. A small group has developed mating behaviors that are different than those of the rest of the population. D. Some members from a population have developed physical characteristics that are different than the original population.
67 15.3 Formative Questions Which evolutionary pattern is represented by the similarities between these two organisms that live on separate continents? A. coevolution B. convergent evolution C. directional evolution D. divergent evolution
68 Chapter Assessment Questions Determine which morphological adaptation the monarch butterfly exhibits. A. camouflage B. mimicry C. embryological adaptation D. vestigial structure
69 Chapter Assessment Questions The divergent evolution of these cichlid fish is an example of what type of speciation? A. coevolution B. mutation C. adaptive radiation D. convergent evolution
70 Chapter Assessment Questions What tempo of evolution does this model represent? A. gradual B. elevated C. sequential D. punctuated
71 Standardized Test Practice Which explains why the tortoises on the different islands of the Galápagos had slightly different variations in their shells? A. The different tortoises were different species. B. The environment on each island was different. C. Each type of tortoise could survive only on its own island. D. They arrived on the islands from different continents.
72 Standardized Test Practice Which is the best explanation for the similarities in the construction of these forelimbs? A. Each forelimb is a similar modification derived from a different ancestor. B. Natural selection has produced similar modifications in the forelimb.
73 Standardized Test Practice Which is the best explanation for the similarities in the construction of these forelimbs? C. They are functionally similar features that have evolved independently. D. They are modifications of the forelimbs of a common ancestor.
74 Standardized Test Practice Predators learn to avoid monarch butterflies because they contain a poison that is distasteful and can cause the predator to get sick. The viceroy butterfly finds protection by closely resembling the monarch. What is this adaptation in the viceroy called? A. camouflage B. fitness C. mimicry D. resemblance
75 Standardized Test Practice Why are cheetahs so genetically similar that they appear inbred? A. Individuals in the population had mated randomly. B. Their population had declined to a very low number. C. A large sample of the population settled in a separate location. D. A mutation appeared and became common in subsequent generations.
76 Standardized Test Practice Within a population of squirrels, those that live higher in the mountains where it is cooler have long fur. Squirrels that live in the foothills where it is warmer have short fur. The original population is believed to have had intermediate fur length. Which graph represents this type of natural selection?
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78 Standardized Test Practice These cichlid fish are believed to have diverged from a single ancestor. What type of speciation is represented by this divergence? A. adaptive radiation B. allopatric speciation C. convergent evolution D. disruptive coevolution
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