|Due date||Section 3 Assignments|
|Due 25 March 2011||Read article on cooperation in scrubwrens and answer these questions|
|Due 1 April 2011||Reading 1: Natural selection|
|Due 1 April 2011||Reading 2: Group selection This article should help clarify our discussion of group selection!|
|Due 1 April 2011||Reading 3: Selection in humans|
|Due 1 April 2011||Assignment: |
For the natural selection article: Please make a top 10 list that gives your 10 favorite points made by Allen Orr in this article (this could be a study list of sorts).
For the "Selection in humans" article: Please write a short explanation, based on information in this article, of what you consider the three most interesting examples of genes under selection in humans.
|1||9 March 2011: Cooperation--updated on 4/6/11 to include some slides originally omitted (sorry!)|
|2||11 March 2011: Hamilton's rule and helping kin|
|3||21 March 2011: Units of selection; Selection on the phenotype|
|4||23 March 2011: Selection on alleles; Evaluating adaptations|
|5||25 March 2011: Discussion day|
|6||28 March 2011: Spandrels and genetic drift|
|7||30 March 2011: Species and speciation|
|8||1 April 2011: Discussion Friday: Natural selection. Supplementary slides|
Supplementary evidence for ongoing selection in humans.
|Please note: there will be a reading assignment due on Wednesday, 13 April, to coincide with our guest speaker, Dr. John Groves. This will give you little time after our next exam on April 8. Please plan ahead for this reading if you know that your time will be short that week! Readings are posted on our Section 4 webpage.|
|9||4 April 2011: The geography of speciation (and a start to the mechanisms of speciation)|
|10||6 April 2011: The mechanisms of speciation|
|Test 3 on Friday, April 8, 2011|