- The Burgess
Shale music, composed by Rand Steiger.
and the Structure of Proteins.
- How did the Zebra
get its Stripes? Three species. Jonathan Bard study.
- What is a Species,
including Allopatric Speciation and the Isolating Mechanisms
(Prezygotic and Postzygotic)?
- The WIKI on Charles
Darwin is worth referring to
- The Descent of
Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex.
- The Origin of
Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of
Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. (First Edition).
- The PBS Library
of Evolution and Darwin resources.
- The MODERN SYNTHESIS:
Mayr and the concept of isolation and evolving of new traits as the
key to explaining new species. Isolating mechanisms. Adaptive
radiation. 1942 book: "Systematics and the Origin of Species".
and 1937 work "Genetics and the Origin of Species". Mutation creates or
the raw material, genetic variation, for natural selection to act upon.
- Before Dobzhansky, mutation and NS were alternative, competing
- Before Kant and Hegel, Continental Rationalism
British Empiricism were competing philosophical approaches.
- Before ??somebody?? the light or electron as a wave was competing
light or electron as a particle.
Gaylord Simpson and the integration of
population genetics with the fossil record. Concept of gene pools.
Simpson's 1944 book: Tempo and Mode in Evolution
- Alfred Russell Wallace's 1858 essay:
On the Tendency of
Varieties to Depart Indefinitely
From the Original Type.
The ARW page.
Wallace lived from 1823 to 1913.
- Some thoughts on Road Runner needing to escape the wily Coyote and
how this might relate to peacock plumage. Camouflage for predator and
prey versus sexual selection and attraction of mates as two separate
issues in evolution.
- Wyckoff Lab on Molecular
Evolutionary Genetics and
- The Discovery of Introns.
- What movie is this the opening script from? ANSWER.
EXTREME CLOSEUP of glowing honey-colored stones. Their shapes ABSTRACT
as THE CAMERA EXAMINES air bubbles and crystalline patterns.
MOVING UP AND OVER this amber abstraction, the CAMERA FINDS unusual
shapes and imperfections caught in the glassy stone: flecks of dirt,
hairs, cracks. STILL MOVING. STARBURSTS OF LIGHT ricochet off the
different surfaces of the stones.
Link to entire
Plants and antibiotics by Ted R. Schultz.
398/22 APRIL, 1999. Fungus-growing ants use antibiotic-producing
bacteria to control garden parasites.
and their fungus farms and the discovery of the fact that what was
thought to be a two player game is actually at least a four player game.
The attine ants are leaf-cutters, fungus growers.
Ants and their bacterial farmhands. Science News, 1999. Beautiful
example of mutualistic relationships.
bacteria ridding Attini Ant gardens containing
Lecucocoprini fungus of the Escovopsis fungus, which can
reduce a beautifully cultivated ant garden to brown ooze in just
a few days.
- Examples and definition of Coevolution.
Coevolution: evolution of two species totally dependent on each other
(co = with, together; evolut = an unrolling)
that live only in the swollen thorns of several acacia species.
extensive Coevolution definition and discussion, from Brown
Extensive set of Coevolution
examples from www.bio.miami.edu site.