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Life Science I 83.101.102 Dr. Ekaterina (Kate) Vorotnikova Office: 413b E-mail: Ekaterina_Vorotnikova@uml.edu. Lecture 2 Evolution, biosphere, and science (pages 9-16). Mader, Essentials of Biology 2E with CONNECT Plus Access Card. Essentials of Biology Second Edition
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Evolution, biosphere, and science
Essentials of Biology Second Edition
Sylvia S. Mader with McGraw-Hill Connect Biology
Course: Life Science 83.101.102
Instructor: Ekaterina Vorotnikova
Section: Spring 2010 mwf 9 am
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1. Lec 1 Assignment
2. Quiz 1
3. Work on LearnSmart study modulus to study chapter 1 until Feb.2
Due on Monday Feb. 1 at 11:00 p.m.
Grade for exams – 50%;
Grade for assignments – 30% (20% for assignments + 10% LearnSmart activity);
Grade for quizzes – 20%
(100 points max + 5 points for attendance.)
Total number of points -105.
Leopard: Panthera pardus
Jaguar: Panthera onca
Tiger: Panthera tigris
Lion: Panthera leo
Species:P. pardus; P. onca; P. tigris; P. leo
Crossota millsae, a brilliant red and purple jellyfish found at a depth of 2000m in the Arctic Ocean
The small blue jelly, a type of Narcomedusae, is new to science.
Miniature Muntjac, Muntiacus putaoensis
In 1859, CharlesDarwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, presenting a strong, logical explanation of descent with modification, evolution by the mechanism of natural selection.
Evolution is descent of species from common ancestors, with genetic modifications that make each species more suited to its environment.
Randal Keynes, 62, is the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He is also the author of the book Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution, inspiration for the new film Creation, starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. The film opened last Friday and gets a wider release Jan. 29.
All honeycreepers still share certain characteristics from common finch ancestor – body shape, nesting behavior, etc.
1. Chemicals cycle through an ecosystem.
2. Energy flows through ecosystem and dissipates as heat.
What are two most biologically diverse ecosystems?
Antibiotic B is better than Antibiotic A in current use for the treatment of ulcers.