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Evolution Making Sense of Life

Biology

Quiz 10 :

Natural Selection: Empirical Studies in the Wild

Quiz 10 :

Natural Selection: Empirical Studies in the Wild

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Analysis of allelic diversity in maize demonstrated that by 4400 years ago, maize had lost much of its genetic diversity. This loss of diversity can be explained by
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D

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The Eda gene, which regulates growth of lateral armor plates in stickleback fishes,
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C

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The difference in beak size between offspring of finches that survived the drought on Daphne Major and the population average before the drought is
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If a population of gallflies occurred in an area where birds were present but parasitoid wasps were absent, which type of selection is most likely to affect gall size?
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After studying medium ground finch families from year to year, the Grants determined that beak size (length and depth) was highly heritable. This is primarily due to
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Which of the following is not a gene identified in the evolution of maize morphology from a teosinte ancestor?
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Goldenrod gall size varies because of
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The example of the Agouti gene in snowshoe hares shows that
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Natural selection will act on goldenrod gall size when
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Which of the following would not have been an advantage for the Grants when studying natural selection in the wild on Daphne Major?
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Which of the following is true of FST, a measure of genetic distance between populations?
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Which of the following statements is/are true regarding oldfield mice on Florida's Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast? i. Light-colored mice on the Atlantic Coast lack the Gulf Coast alleles of Mc1r. Ii) Light-colored mice on the Atlantic Coast share a common ancestor with Gulf Coast mice. Iii) Light-colored mice evolved independently in the two locations.
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In a comparison of winter-white and winter-brown snowshoes,
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Which of the following does not support Hoekstra's hypothesis for the evolution of coat color in oldfield mice?
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There are as many as 18 species of Darwin's finches that have adapted to different feeding opportunities on the Galápagos islands. The Grants studied the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis), which feeds primarily on
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In 1977, before the drought on Daphne Major, the average beak depth in the finch population was 9.2 mm. Finches that bred successfully during the drought had an average beak depth of 9.7 mm. The difference between these values represents
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The "refuge" strategy proposed by Tabashnik to slow the evolution of Bt resistance relies on
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Several studies have revealed that the Eda gene fulfills the three necessary conditions for evolution by selection. Which is not one of these conditions?
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What condition would increase the chances of a particular trait evolving by natural selection in response to a change in the environment?
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An extended phenotype
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