Big Idea 1
The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.
A: Change in the genetic makeup of a population over time is evolution.
What are the main principles of Darwin's theory of natural selection?
What is evolutionary fitness?
Why is genetic variation an advantage for a population?
What factors preserve genetic variation?
What are the conditions for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium?
What are examples of evidence for evolution?
What is genetic drift?
How do humans impact variation in other species?
What is natural selection?
D: The origin of living systems is explained by natural processes.
What is the RNA World hypothesis?
How could organic molecules have formed from inorganic materials on Earth?
C: Life continues to evolve within a changing environment.
What is speciation and how does it take place?
How is a species defined?
B: Organisms are linked by lines of descent from common ancestry.
What are phylogenic trees?