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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Evolutionary biology is a subdiscipline of biology concerned with the origin and descent of species, as well as their changes over time.
Evolutionary biology as an academic discipline in its own right emerged as a result of the modern evolutionary synthesis in the 1930s and 1940s.
Evolutionary developmental biology (informally, evo-devo) is a field of biology that compares the developmental processes of different animals in an attempt to determine the ancestral relationship between organisms and how developmental processes evolved.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Evolution   (7216 words)

  
  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Biology
For example evolutionary biology leans heavily on techniques from molecular biology to determine DNA sequences which assist in understanding the genetic variation of a population; and physiology borrows extensively from cell biology in describing the function of organ systems.
Cell biology studies the physiological properties of cells, as well as their behaviors, interactions, and environment; this is done both on a microscopic and molecular level.
Evolutionary biology is concerned with the origin and descent of species, as well as their change over time, i.e.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Biology   (2517 words)

  
 About Biology - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
For example, evolutionary biology leans heavily on techniques from molecular biology to determine DNA sequences, which assist in understanding the genetic variation of a population; and physiology borrows extensively from cell biology in describing the function of organ systems.
Evolutionary biology is concerned with the origin and descent of species, as well as their change over time, and includes scientists from many taxonomically-oriented disciplines.
Evolutionary biology is mainly based on paleontology, which uses the fossil record to answer questions about the mode and tempo of evolution, as well as the developments in areas such as population genetics and evolutionary theory.
www.about-biology.com   (3033 words)

  
 Biology
Topics include: introduction to Mendelian and molecular genetics; mutations and the genetic code; hereditary disorders and genetic counseling; the genetics of cancer, and immunity; and implications of genetic technology.
Biology 0101 is designed to be taken in the spring of the students’ freshman year; Biology 0101 covers evolutionary principles, an introduction to ecology, and anatomy and physiology of plants and animals with an emphasis on vertebrate systems.
Topics include organization of the cytoskeleton, extra-cellular matrix and cell membrane and responses to the extra-cellular environment, which result in the formation of specific organs, such as central nervous system, sense organs, digestive organs, and kidney.
www.temple.edu /bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_biology.html   (3435 words)

  
 Core Courses
Examples are drawn from a diversity of plant and animal taxa to illustrate the broad scope of population ecology, including its role as a foundation for evolutionary ecology and community ecology, and its contributions to applied problems in conservation biology, pest management, human demography, and the management of harvested populations.
Biology 128 and 129: Statistics and Experimental Design I and II This is a two-term, graduate-level sequence in statistics and experimental design as applied to biological systems.
Topics in the second term include analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, experimental design (e.g., factorial, blocked, latin squares, nested, and split plot designs), and a number of nonparametric techniques.
www.dartmouth.edu /~biology/graduate/eeb/eebcorecourses.html   (1139 words)

  
 Biology Course Descriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Topics include the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, heredity, evolution, and the diversity of life and animal systems.
Emphasizes marine biology of estuarine and coastal habitats of the Chesapeake Bay region and factors affecting distribution and abundance of organisms.
Topics include the mechanisms of evolution of plant and animal interactions, chemical communication, population dynamics, energetics of ecosystems, and development of the interactions over time.
www.gmu.edu /departments/biology/coursed.htm   (3517 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on biology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
For example, evolutionary biology leans heavily on techniques from molecular biology to determine DNA sequences, which assist in understanding the genetic variation of a population; and physiology borrows extensively from cell_biology^ in describing the function of organ systems.
Evolutionary biology is concerned with the origin and descent of species, as well as their change over time, and includes scientists from many taxonomically-oriented disciplines.
Evolutionary biology also makes use of paleontologists, who use the fossil record to answer questions about the mode and tempo of evolution, as well as theoreticians in areas such as population genetics and evolutionary theory.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/biology   (3166 words)

  
 Evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In biology, the theory of universal common descent proposes that all organisms on Earth are descended from a common ancestor or ancestral gene pool (which is called having "common descent").
Evolutionary biology is a subfield of biology concerned with the origin and descent of species, as well as their change over time.
Evolutionary developmental biology is an emergent subfield of evolutionary biology that looks at genes of related and unrelated organisms.
www.dictionpedia.com /en/Evolution   (8773 words)

  
 Wikipedia:Biology basic topics - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
These should be the most basic topics in the field--topics about which we'd like to have articles soon.
Evolutionary Biology: evolution -- species -- adaptive radiation -- speciation -- natural selection -- genetic drift --extinction -- fossil --sexual reproduction -- asexual reproduction -- colony -- growth curve[?] -- phylogeny -- evolutionary tree -- selection -- allele frequency -- Neutral theory of molecular evolution
As was done with the topic optical phenomenon I suggest the topic biological phenomenon from which numerous topics and links may be developed.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /bi/Biology_basic_topics.html   (426 words)

  
 SLU Biology Majors and Minors
Because biology is interdisciplinary in nature, selected support courses outside the department should include a year of organic chemistry in addition to the required year of general chemistry, introductory physics and mathematics (in addition to the required statistics), and may include other courses chosen to strengthen individual objectives.
The interface between chemistry and biology is an area of very active research and is the main driving force behind the biotechnology revolution.
Biology majors intending to complete student teaching after graduation in the University’s Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program must complete the biology major and the pre-certification minor in education (or its equivalent) as undergraduates.
it.stlawu.edu /~biology/biology_majors_and_minor.htm   (1642 words)

  
 Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics
Molecular Evolutionary Biology is one of the options for specialization that are offered in the Biological Doctoral Program.
Molecular Evolutionary Biology option is concerned with the study of evolution at the molecular level to understand the mechanisms of evolution and to clarify the evolutionary history of genes or species at the molecular level.
It is a multidisciplinary science that integrates molecular biology, developmental biology, and population biology.
imeg.psu.edu   (389 words)

  
 Hamilton College - Academics - Biology
A minor in biology consists of five courses, which must include 110 and 111 (or 115) and at least one course at the 300-level or higher.
Introduction to the study of biology at the college level for students with a strong background in biology and chemistry.
Evolutionary perspective on the role of chemical messengers in the regulation of animal function.
www.hamilton.edu /academics/courses.html?dept=Biology   (1531 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fisher and J.B.S. Haldane, he was a founder of theoretical population genetics, and evolutionary biologists argue as to whether Wright or Fisher made the greater contribution.
He extended this work to populations, computing the amount of inbreeding of members of populations as a result of random genetic drift, and he and Fisher pioneered methods for computing the distribution of gene frequencies among populations as a result of the interaction of natural selection, mutation, migration and genetic drift.
He was the chief developer of the mathematical theory of genetic drift, which is sometimes known as the Sewall Wright effect, cumulative stochastic changes in gene frequencies that arise from random births, deaths, and Mendelian segregations in reproduction.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Sewall_Wright   (1089 words)

  
 Biology Courses
Topics include segregation, recombination and linkage maps, cytogenetics, gene structure and function, mutation, molecular aspects of gene expression and regulation, genetic components of cancer, and genome studies.
The biology and biodiversity of invertebrate animals: the internal organs of invertebrates; the development, behavior, and evolution of these animals, stressing their adaptations to marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habits; and a systematic survey of invertebrates will structure the course.
Topics include molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity and synaptic formation, and relationship between structure and function for ion-channels, neurotransmitter receptors, and neurotoxins.
www.barnard.edu /dept/biology/courses.html   (1754 words)

  
 Introduction to Evolutionary Biology
Fitness, in an evolutionary sense, is the average reproductive output of a class of genetic variants in a gene pool.
Population genetics is a field of biology that attempts to measure and explain the levels of genetic variation in populations.
Evolutionary biologists say this indicates that all mammals are modified descendants of a common ancestor which had the same set of bones.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/faq-intro-to-biology.html   (15764 words)

  
 Biology Department Course List
Topics covered include the common characteristics of life forms, scientific methods, basic chemistry, cell structure, cell function, cell division, genetics, and energy.
Topics include methods in taxonomy, microbial cell structure and physiology, microbial genetic controls, and the distribution and control of microorganisms.
Topics include translation, regulation of gene expression and the cell cycle, membrane and organelle structure and function, bioenergetics, cytoskeleton, and the extracellular matrix.
coursedocs.slcc.edu /biol/asawitzke/courses/index.htm   (696 words)

  
 Biology Department Non-Major's Courses
Most topics courses are lecture only (see the list below) although some contain a significant laboratory component integrated into class time or as a series of out of class projects.
The topics covered include the structure and function of the organs involved in the process of reproduction and pregnancy, the neuroendocrine control of reproductive processes and early stages of embryonic development.
How evolutionary thinking relates to such nonscientific disciplines as philosophy (ethics) and religion and the implications of a dynamic world view for modern society are emphasized.
www.holycross.edu /departments/biology/website/biocourses/biononmaj.html   (1377 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Population genetics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Population genetics is the study of the distribution of and change in allele frequencies under the influence of the four evolutionary forces: natural selection, genetic drift, mutation and migration.
Population genetics was a vital ingredient in the modern evolutionary synthesis, its primary founders were Sewall Wright, J.
In practice, there are two bodies of evolutionary theory that exist in parallel, traditional population genetics operating in the genotype space and the biometric theory used in plant and animal breeding, operating in phenotype space.
www.ipedia.com /population_genetics.html   (629 words)

  
 Open Questions: Evolutionary Theory
In the course of an even-handed and relatively brief discussion of the controversy, Morris is able to impart a useful understanding of topics such as the content of Darwin's theory, the evidence for it, complexity theory, and evolutionary psychology.
Although this book has the explicit purpose of enquiring into the nature of science using evolutionary theory as a case study, it is as valuable for the presentation of the theory as for the philosophy.
Rose, a professor of evolutionary biology, presents a history of the theory of evolution from its origins to the present.
www.openquestions.com /oq-bi008.htm   (2234 words)

  
 Biology @ ULM - Our Courses
A survey of fundamental concepts of modern evolutionary theory, including natural selection, speciation, and adaptation, followed by an investigation of recent issues and controversies in evolutionary biology.
Topics include biodiversity, habitat loss, the effects of habitat changes on populations and the design and establishment of reserves.
Topics include mortality, recruitment and yield, age and growth, and population ecology.
www.ulm.edu /biology/courses.htm   (2062 words)

  
 Biology @ ULM - Our Courses
A survey of fundamental concepts of modern evolutionary theory, including natural selection, speciation, and adaptation, followed by an investigation of recent issues and controversies in evolutionary biology.
Topics include biodiversity, habitat loss, the effects of habitat changes on populations and the design and establishment of reserves.
Topics include mortality, recruitment and yield, age and growth, and population ecology.
www.nlu.edu /biology/courses.htm   (2062 words)

  
 Information Papers List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
List the 12 cranial nerves of man; indicate whether they are sensory, motor, or mixed; and give their major functions.
List in order the parts through which a wave of electrical excitation passes from the sino-atrial node (S-A node, pacemaker) to the Purkinje system as the myocardium prepares to contract.
List and discuss the four basic requirements for an efficient respiratory system which will maintain life and indicate which of these is an absolute necessity and it therefore universally present for exchange of gases.
www.accd.edu /spc/natsci/biology/kwhite/1409/infopaperslists.htm   (3130 words)

  
 Biology Program
(3) (Prereq: permission of instructor) (Coreq: Biology 536L) Study of the historical and modern developments in the study of animal behavior and emphasizes the evolutionary, ecological, physiological determinants of behavior.
Students will read current research in evolutionary genetics to better appreciate the benefits and detriments of genetic change in domesticated and natural populations of organisms.
Topics include field identification of species, morphological and behavioral adaptations for feeding and locomotion, bird assemblages of the southeastern United States, and censusing procedures for estimating population densities.
www.coastal.edu /biology/new/grad_courses.php?catID=72   (748 words)

  
 UCI Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Topics include population growth and demography, dynamics of species interactions, community organization, ecology of sex and sociality, and coevolution.
Topics include population genetics, quantitative genetics, neutralism, molecular evolution, evolution of genetic systems, genetic architecture of fitness, speciation and macroevolution.
Topics include: theory of general linear models, multiple regression, multivariate analysis, and random effects in mixed models.
ecoevo.bio.uci.edu /Graduate/GradCourse.html   (723 words)

  
 Modern evolutionary synthesis Summary
According to de Vries, sudden evolutionary jumps, the appearance of new species, were the results of alterations, or mutations, in the parents' genetic material.
According to the modern synthesis as established in the 1930s and 1940s, genetic variation in populations arises by chance through mutation (this is now known to be sometimes caused by mistakes in DNA replication) and recombination (crossing over of homologous chromosomes during meiosis).
The modern evolutionary synthesis continued to be developed and refined after the initial establishment in the 1930s and 1940s.
www.bookrags.com /Modern_evolutionary_synthesis   (4422 words)

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