BSCI 124 Lecture Notes

Undergraduate Program in Plant Biology, University of Maryland


I. Definitions:

II. Adaptations occur as a result of an increase in those genes that allow individuals in a population to better survive and reproduce in a changing environment

III. Universality of adaptations

IV. Adaptation and Heredity

V. Causes for Change in Populations

VI. Examples of Adaptation

VII. Coevolution

VIII. Symbiosis

NOTE: While there are no required readings for this lecture, students are strongly encouraged to review the two items listed below.
Other important sites
Predation and competition
Interaction between organisms

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Delwiche Last revised:July 19, 1999