Links Between Evolution and Biological Control Are Less Developed MACROEVOLUTION
Some of Things That Have Been Done: • Genetics of insect introductions. • Formulation of hypotheses. • Formulation of models. • Genetic surveys. • Evolution of natural enemy-pest interactions.
Vital Evolutionary Issues in Biological Control • Local adaptation. • Adaptive evolution. • The role of bottlenecks. • The evolution of host-ranges. • Evolution of resistance.
Evolution Change in allele frequencies over time.
Founder effect Bottleneck
Next Class We will pose some challenging questions! Good luck with your power point presentation preparation. Send themes to me by Thursday! Do not forget that the presentations will start on Nov 29th!