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BIO 101/102: General Biology--Evolution/Natural Selection

by Lynn Middleton
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This collection focuses on materials for evolution.

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Added 03/23/2011
This is a companion site to the PBS series Evolution. It contains numerous interactive exercises and simulations keyed to the episodes of the show. The Evolution Library has a large number of useful resources indexed by topic. While it is listed as a refe

Museum of Paleontology

Added 03/23/2011
A paleontology collection by taxa, with descriptions and images. Also contains background information on evolution and cladistics.

Primate Phylogenetics

Added 03/23/2011
Students use DNA sequences from Human, Neanderthal, Chimpanzee, Gorrilla and Orangutan mitochondrial D-loop to perform a sequence alignment and develop a phylogenetic tree. Links are also available to other taxonomic databases.

Phylogeny and Reconstructing Phylogenetic Trees

Added 03/23/2011
A java application that lets you investigate the problem of creating a phylgenetic tree. there is some explanation of the problem of drawing phylogenetic trees and a couple of versions of the applet. The applets let you randomly generate trees and also le

Synthetic Theory of Evolution

Added 03/23/2011
A series of short tutorials on evolution, covering the Hardy-weinberg model, mutation, recombination, genetic drift, non-random matingselection, gene flow, and micro and macro evolution. Each tutorial includes nice illustrative photos and figures, a multi

Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, africa

Added 03/23/2011
This site is a compendium of information on the cichlid fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa. The site provides a rich assemblage of high quality images, behavioral descriptions, structural and behavioral adaptations, and taxonomy of the "largest lake-fish fauna

Whale Evolution Kiosk

Added 03/23/2011
Terrific animation-driven tutorial that reviews information regarding DNA's structure, chromosome replication and protein synthesis as a way of comparing living species of whales and their ancestors in the fossil record

Tree of Life

Added 03/23/2011
As descibed at the site, "The Tree of Life is a project containing information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics. The information is linked together in the form of the evolutionary tree that connects all organis

Connecting Concepts:Natural Selection 1: Defining Natural Selection

Added 03/23/2011
Students follow Darwin on a virtual field trip around the world in order to debunk three common misconceptions about natural selection. Students will: 1) complete interactive explorations of each misconception and explain that: a) fitness involves surviva

Connecting Concepts: Natural Selection 2: The Genetic Basis of Variation

Added 03/23/2011
Students play an interactive game, “Fitness Fever” to learn the underlying genetic variation that natural selection acts upon. Students will: 1) learn about three single-locus traits known to be acted on by natural selection in animals, plants and bacteri

Connecting Concepts: Natural Selection 3: Microevolution: Evolution in a Population

Added 03/23/2011
Students play the role of predators on moths on a tree trunk. Then, they play the role of biologist, analyzing the changing gene frequencies of the moth population and determining if the population evolved over three generations. Students will: 1) collect

Connecting Concepts: Evolution/Species & Speciation

Added 03/23/2011
This tutorial will examin the concept of speciation using a case study/simulation approach. In topic 1, students look at 5 frog populations to decide whether they should be considered separate species using criteria of three of the species concepts: biol

Birds of the Galapagos

Added 03/23/2011
A description of the land birds found on Galapagos Islands. This site contains a good description of the birds along with pictures and scientific names. It is a good resource for students studying Darwin and evolution.

Biology Animation

Added 03/23/2011
This Website includes interactive learning with animation, movies, and tutorial links. It is created to help in teaching and the learning of science. Topics include basic chemistry, mitosis, meiosis, photosynthesis, and virology.
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