This is not designed to replace your outlines
and class notes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
although it will certainly help
Chapters 7, 28 and 29
What is taxonomy?
History of taxonomy?
Who was Linnaeus?
Definition of a species.
Dichotomous Keys - be able to use one and make one
"kings play chess on Friday generally speaking"
broadest to most specific
Binomial nomenclature – Genus species
Evolutionary relationships based on:
structural, biochemical, cytological (nuclear/cell), embryological, behavioral
Evidence of evolution
What is evolution?
Class notes here
Organic vs geologic
Relative vs. absolute dating
Law of superposition
Radiodating – half life
Comparative anatomy - what do these structures say about evolutionary relationships?
Homologous, Analogous, Vestigial
Use and disuse, Acquired characteristics
Overproduction, Variation, Competition, Adaptation, Natural selection and Speciation
Geographic isolation can lead to reproductive isolation (a new species)
How do new traits arise? – Mutation, genetic recombination, migration
What is a hominid? Primate? Bipedalism?
What is our closest relative? What may have caused our separation from the apes?
Where did this occur?
Rates of evolution – gradualism vs punctuated equilibrium
Cladograms - a good review site here <http://ology.amnh.org/biodiversity/treeoflife/pages/howtoreadclado.html>
Extended Response Questions
Regent's Review Questions (.pdf) Get the answers here (.pdf)
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