group work natural selectiondoc - Week 3 by fionan

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									                      Assignment is due on Tuesday, January 28
                                      10 points

 For your specific topic write a concise definition using your book, journals in the
 library, and on the web. *Bring your written definition to class for discussion. In
 addition, you are responsible for reading and bringing one article to class that relates to
 your topic. Guidelines are under each individual topic. (This does not have to be
 typewritten)


Bottleneck effect
       -Find one article that shows evidence of the bottleneck effect in a natural
            population
            *places to look: the Florida Panther, the Asiatic Lion, the Cheetah, the
                  Northern Elephant Seal
            *Write out the 5 main points of your article and bring them (both the article
                  and the main points) to class for discussion

Founder effect
      -Find one article that shows evidence of the founder effect in a natural population
            *places to look: the Amish, Galapagos finches, Galapagos tortoises
            *Write out the 5 main points of your article and bring them (both the article
                 and the main points) to class for discussion

Random Mating
     -Find one article that shows evidence of random or nonrandom mating in natural
          populations
          *places to look: Sea Lions, baboons, peacocks, drosophila, three-spined
                sticklebacks
          *Write out the 5 main points of your article and bring them (both the article
                and the main points) to class for discussion

Natural Selection
      -Find one article that shows evidence in a natural population of one of the
            following topics: natural selection, directional selection, stabilizing
            selection, and disruptive selection in natural populations
            *places to look: Sickle cell anemia and malaria in humans, antibiotic
                  resistance in bacteria, giraffes, peacocks, black-bellied seedcrackers,
                  medium ground finch on Galapagos Islands, peppered moth
            *Write out the 5 main points of your article and bring them (both the article
                  and the main points) to class for discussion

								
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