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MEASURING EVOLUTION. When is it Called Evolution?. Microevolution : Changing Allele Frequencies in Populations. Macroevolution : Speciation. Let’s ask an important question:. Can Reebops evolve?. Why do you think they could or could not?

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When is it called evolution

When is it Called Evolution?

Microevolution: Changing Allele Frequencies in Populations

Macroevolution: Speciation



Can reebops evolve

Can Reebops evolve?

Why do you think they could or could not?

What are some of the conditions that might cause Reebops to evolve?

How would you know if they did evolve?

Write questions and answers in your notebook/ Pair/Share


Consider the scenario
Consider the Scenario

  • A drought has forced the Reebop population to move to a new location

  • The vegetation in this new location is not as tall as in their old location

  • The tails of straight-tailed Reebops stick up above the vegetation making them more visible to predators (uh-oh)

  • All straight-tailed Reebops are eaten before they can reproduce.


ASICS MOUNTAINS

AVIA DESERT

PLANTAR GORGE

NEW BALANCE RIVER

BROOKS MEADOW

TENDONITIS MEADOW

KEDS LAKE

ADIDAS SWAMP

REEBOP COUNTRY

NIKE WOODS


How can we find out if reebops evolve under these selection pressures
How Can We Find out if Reebops Evolve Under These Selection Pressures?

  • Set up a scientific inquiry.

  • Gather data

  • Interpret data


What data information do we need to answer our question
What data/information do we need to answer our question? Pressures?

The answer is in the definition of EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION: A process that occurs over many generations that results in heritable changes in a population.

Heritable changes =

Gene/allele frequency


How can we measure whether evolution has occurred in reebops
How Can We Measure Whether Evolution Has Occurred in Reebops?

  • Look at changes in gene frequency

  • Remember the Reebops

    • tail alleles = T (curly), t (straight)

    • Parents were heterozygous (Tt) for this gene

    • What percentage of parent gene pool was “T”

    • What percentage of parent gene pool was “t”


Set up our scientific inquiry
Set up our scientific inquiry Reebops?

  • What does gene pool look like after 1 generation without any natural selection?

  • What does gene pool look like after 1 generation in the low vegetation habitat?

  • Is there a control group here???

  • How can this information tell us if natural selection has occurred?


Use our punnett square to tell us about gene frequencies after 1 generation

T Reebops?

t

TT

Tt

T

t

Tt

tt

Use our Punnett Square to tell us about gene frequencies after 1 generation

Parents: Tt x Tt 100 offspring

25 TT offspring

50Tt offspring

25 tt offspring

% T allele? % t allele?


Allele Frequency of parents: Reebops?

50% T

50% t

Allele Frequency after 1 generation:

50 % T

50% t

Was there a change in allele frequency?

Did evolution occur in our population with out selection?


Now it s your turn do the natural selection experiment with reebops

Now it’s your turn: Do the Natural Selection Experiment with Reebops

(a 5 generation experiment)


Did evolution occur 5 generations after the reebops moved
Did Evolution Occur 5 Generations After the Reebops Moved? with Reebops

  • What was the allele frequency for T?

  • What was the allele frequency for t?

  • How do they compare to the parent allele frequency?


Sample data did our reebop population evolve
Sample Data with ReebopsDid Our Reebop Population Evolve?


Use our punnett square to tell us about gene frequencies after 5 generations

T with Reebops(.5)

T(.73)

t(.5)

t(.27)

TT

TT

Tt

Tt

T(.73)

T(.5)

t(.5)

t(.27

tt

tt

Tt

Tt

Use our Punnett Square to tell us about gene frequencies after 5 generations

TT = (.5 x .5) = .25

Tt = 2(.5 x .5) = .5

tt = (.5 x .5) = .25

TT = (.73 x .73) =

Tt = 2(.73 x .27) =

tt = (.27 x .27) = .


Think about this
Think About This with Reebops

  • If selection pressure against tt (straight tail ) continues, will the t allele ever disappear from the population?

  • If there is no selection pressure against Tt, will the t allele disappear from the population or persist?

Write questions and answers in your notebook/ Pair/Share


Natural selection doesn t always select the same way

Natural Selection Doesn’t Always “Select” the Same Way with Reebops

(3 Types of Natural Selection)


3 types of natural selection
3 Types of Natural Selection with Reebops

  • Directional

  • Disruptive

  • Stabilizing


Kinds of natural selection acting on define genetic variability in populations

Directional Selection with Reebops

Define

Reebop tails

Kinds of Natural Selection acting on define genetic variability in populations.

# organisms

# organisms

# organisms

trait

1

1

5

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Straight Curly

START WITH:


Kinds of natural selection acting on define genetic variability in populations1

Disruptive Selection with Reebops

Define

Tell the guppy

story

Kinds of Natural Selection acting on define genetic variability in populations.

# organisms

# organisms

trait

1

5

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11

START WITH:


John endler s guppies
John Endler’s Guppies with Reebops

  • Guppy populations in Trinidad.

  • He found that:

    • male guppy colors range from brightly colored to drably colored

    • Male guppies in streams with few predators are brightly colored, but in streams with many predators, they are drably colored like gravel.

    • females prefer brightly colored males.


Kinds of natural selection acting on define genetic variability in populations2

Disruptive Selection with Reebops

Define

Tell the guppy

story

Kinds of Natural Selection acting on define genetic variability in populations.

# organisms

# organisms

# organisms

trait

1

1

5

5

7

7

9

9

11

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bright drab

START WITH:


Kinds of natural selection acting on define genetic variability in populations3

Stabilizing Selection with Reebops

Define

Human birth

weight

Kinds of Natural Selection acting on define genetic variability in populations.

# organisms

# organisms

trait

1

5

7

9

11

START WITH:



Kinds of natural selection acting on define genetic variability in populations4

Stabilizing Selection with Reebops

Define

Human birth

weight

Kinds of Natural Selection acting on define genetic variability in populations.

# organisms

# organisms

# organisms

trait

1

1

5

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Birth Weight

START WITH:


Are there other ways to alter gene frequency in a population

Are There Other Ways to Alter Gene Frequency in a Population?

(In Addition to Natural Selection)


Other ways to alter gene frequency in a population

Mutation Population?

Genetic drift

Non-random mating

Migration (genetic acquisition and loss)

Other Ways to Alter Gene Frequency in a Population


Other ways to alter gene frequency in a population1

Mutation Population?

Positive/negative/neutral mutations

Other Ways to Alter Gene Frequency in a Population


What causes gene variability in populations of higher organisms

Higher organisms Population?

Mutation

Positive/negative/neutral mutations

Point mutations

Substitutions/Insertions/Deletions

NORMAL

SUBSTITUTION

INSERTION

DELETION

What causes gene variability in populations of higher organisms?


Other ways to alter gene frequency in a population2

Higher organisms Population?

Mutation

Positive/negative/neutral mutations

Point mutations

Substitutions/Insertions/Deletions

Gene transposition

Individual genes

Chromosomal rearrangement

Other Ways to Alter Gene Frequency in a Population


Other ways to alter gene frequency in a population3

Mutation Population?

Genetic drift

Bottleneck

Other Ways to Alter Gene Frequency in a Population


Bottleneck effect
Bottleneck Effect Population?

Example: North American Seal population


A story about reebops and the bottleneck effect
A Story About Reebops and the Bottleneck Effect Population?

  • Reebops have only one predator, the Ruffledog. These animals are especially fond of straight-tailed Reebops because they are soooo tender. Each year 50 % of the straight-tailed Reebops are lost to Ruffledogs

  • Remember Straight tail=homozygous; tt

RUFFLEDOG


Problems

REEBOPS 1998 Population?

Population = 200

50 straight-tailed Reebops

Lose 50% straight-tailed Reebops to Ruffledog

? animals lost; ? remain

REEBOPS 2004

Famine in the new millenium

Population = 12

3 straight-tailed Reebops

Lose 50% straight-tailed Reebops to Ruffledog

? lost; ? remains

1.5

1.5

25

25

PROBLEMS


Review bottleneck effect
Review Bottleneck Effect Population?

Which color might represent the straight-tailed Reeboks????

How does this cause genetic drift?


Other ways to alter gene frequency in a population4

Higher organisms Population?

Mutation

Genetic drift

Bottleneck effect

Founder effect

Other Ways to Alter Gene Frequency in a Population


Founder effect

Associated with: Population?

Small number sets up community in a new region

Isolated population

Inbreeding in population

Example:

Ellis van Creveld syndrome in Amish community

Founder Effect


Other ways to alter gene frequency in a population5

Higher organisms Population?

Mutation

Genetic drift

Non-random mating

Other Ways to Alter Gene Frequency in a Population


Other ways to alter gene frequency in a population6

Higher organisms Population?

Mutation

Genetic drift

Non-random mating

Migration (allele acquisition and loss)

Other Ways to Alter Gene Frequency in a Population


Think write pair share

Pick one mechanism of gene variability and write a story about the Reebops

ASICS MOUNTAINS

AVIA DESERT

PLANTAR GORGE

NEW BALANCE RIVER

BROOKS MEADOW

TENDONITIS MEADOW

KEDS LAKE

ADIDAS SWAMP

REEBOP COUNTRY

NIKE WOODS

Think/Write/Pair/Share


When is it called evolution how do we know if these events cause evolution

When is it Called Evolution? about the ReebopsHow do we know if these events cause evolution?

(Hint: Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium Equation)


Hardy weinberg law
Hardy-Weinberg Law about the Reebops

  • Godfrey Hardy, Wilheim Weinberg

  • This law describes a population that is NOT evolving or IN EQUILIBRIUM

    The Law:

    p2 + 2pq + q2 = 1

    (looks ugly but not impossible)


Conditions of hardy weinberg law
Conditions of Hardy-Weinberg Law about the Reebops

  • No mutation

  • No natural selection

  • Infinitely large population (no problem with Founder’s effect or genetic drift)

  • Random mating

  • No immigration or emigration

  • If these are met – the gene pool/allele frequency is in equilibrium and NO evolution is in process.

  • WHAT DO THE ABOVE FACTORS DO FOR THE GENE POOL/ALLELE FREQUENCY? (WRITE/PAIR/SHARE)


Can we use this to look at a populations allele frequency and see if the population is evolving or in equilibrium? Yes


Using hardy weinberg
Using Hardy-Weinberg and see if the population is evolving or in equilibrium?

  • Albinism is a rare homozygous recessive (aa) trait.

  • The most characteristic symptom is a deficiency in the skin and hair pigment melanin.

  • Albinism occurs among humans as well as among other animals.

  • The average human frequency of albinism in North America is about 1 in 20,000.

albino gorilla “Snowflake”


Using hardy weinberg1
Using Hardy-Weinberg and see if the population is evolving or in equilibrium?

Hardy-Weinberg equation:

p2 + 2pq + q2 = 1

q2 = frequency of homozygous recessive individuals (aa)

  • 1 in 20,000 people with albinism are aa

    q2 = 1/20,000 = 0.00005

    q = .007


Using hardy weinberg2
Using Hardy-Weinberg and see if the population is evolving or in equilibrium?

Knowing (q), it is easy to solve for (p):

p = 1 - q p = 1 - .007 p = .993

  • So, the frequency of the dominant allele(A) is .99293 or about 99 in 100.


Using hardy weinberg3
Using Hardy-Weinberg and see if the population is evolving or in equilibrium?

  • Plug the frequencies of p and q into the Hardy-Weinberg equation:

  • p2+ 2pq + q2= 1

  • (.993)2 + 2(.993)(.007) + (.007)2 = 1

  • .986 + .014 + .00005 = 1

  • p2 = predicted frequency of AA = .986 = 98.6%

  • 2pq =predicted frequency of Aa = .014 = 1.4%

  • q2 = predicted frequency of aa = .00005 = .005%


Using hardy weinberg4
Using Hardy-Weinberg and see if the population is evolving or in equilibrium?

  • With a frequency of .005% (about 1 in 20,000), persons with albinism are rare. 

  • Heterozygous carriers for this trait, with a predicted frequency of 1.4% (about 1in 72), are far more common. 

  • The majority of humans (98.6%)probably are homozygous dominantand do not have the albinism allele.


Let s calculate the hardy weinberg equilibrium using our reebop allele frequencies

Let’s calculate the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium using our Reebop allele frequencies.

Question: Are the Reebops that moved to a short grass/vegetation environment evolving?


Use our punnett square to tell us about gene frequencies after 5 generations1

T Reebop allele frequencies.(.73)

t(.27)

TT

Tt

T(.73)

t(.27

tt

Tt

Use our Punnett Square to tell us about gene frequencies after 5 generations

Pair with a partner to set up the H-W equation:

p2+ 2pq + q2= 1

Plug in the numbers


Use our punnett square to tell us about gene frequencies after 5 generations2

T Reebop allele frequencies.(.73)

t(.27)

TT

Tt

T(.73)

t(.27

tt

Tt

Use our Punnett Square to tell us about gene frequencies after 5 generations

TT = (.73 x .73) = .53 = p2

Tt = 2(.73 x .27) = .4 = 2(p x q)

Tt = (.27 x .27) = .07 = q2


Hardy weinberg law1
Hardy-Weinberg Law Reebop allele frequencies.

CHECK THIS AGAIN

The Law:

p2 + 2pq + q2 = 1

(looks ugly but not impossible)

p2 + 2pq + q2 = 1 = .533 + .394 + .073 = 1???

NO! = .996

TT = (.73 x .73) = .53 = p2

Tt = 2(.730 x .27) = .394 = 2(p x q)

tt = (.27 x .27) = .073 = q2


Gene frequency is not in hardy weiberg equilibrium therefore reebops are evolving

Gene Frequency is not in Hardy Weiberg Equilibrium. Reebop allele frequencies.Therefore Reebops are evolving


Macroevolution a new species

Macroevolution – A New Species Reebop allele frequencies.

(Wow! This is really EVOLUTION.)


Speciation the appearance of a new species
Speciation – the appearance of a new species Reebop allele frequencies.

When do you really have a new species?

  • When 2 populations

    • Exhibit different allele frequencies

    • Are reproductively isolated

      • Geographic, temporal, behavioral, mechanical, chemical isolation

      • Infertile or not viable offspring


Partner think write share with table
Partner-Think/ Write/ Share with Table Reebop allele frequencies.

Remember the story about the Reebops that moved to the short grass/vegetation habitat. Expand this story so that the Reebops in the short grass habitat form a new species. Be sure to point out how they meet the criteria for a new species.

(If you want you can write an entirely new story)


Go back and think about it questions

Go Back and Think About it Questions Reebop allele frequencies.

Think, Write/Pair/Share


Now let s consider some statements about natural selection
NOW LET’S CONSIDER SOME STATEMENTS ABOUT NATURAL SELECTION Reebop allele frequencies.

T/F Natural selection acts only by removing the mistakes

T/F Natural selection saves the successes and deletes the mistakes

T/F The only good mutation is no mutation. All mutations are bad.

T/F Natural selection always produces a “fitter” or eugenic gene pool.


The end

THE END Reebop allele frequencies.


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