Presentation on theme: "Evidence of Evolution Evolution is a continuous process of gradual modifications or changes in organisms. Patterns of evolution can be detected by viewing."— Presentation transcript:
1 Evidence of EvolutionEvolution is a continuous process of gradual modifications or changes in organisms.Patterns of evolution can be detected by viewing species in relation to one another.Evidence of evolution can be found through different fields of science.
3 Fossil RecordFossils in the lower layers were present on earth before fossils in the upper layers.Law of superposition.Descent with modification (Darwin’s first law of evolution).Fossils show similarities and differences.
4 BiogeographyInvolves the mapping and study of the patterns of distribution of fossils and living organisms within and between the world's regions.
5 Embryological Development Compares the similarities of developing vertebrate embryos indicating common ancestry.
6 Homologous and Analogous Structures Modified structure that is seen among different groups of descendentsProvide strong evolutionary relationshipsShows that several different species have one common ancestorAlso known as comparative anatomy
7 Comparative AnatomyWings are analogous, though bones are homologous
8 Homologous Structures Differences – appearance and functionSimilarities – skeletal structure, derived from same embryological developmentForelimbs of the following organisms are homologous because they have the same internal skeletal structure even though they look different externally and have different functions.
9 Analogous Structures Similarities – function and appearance Differences – embryological development and internal structureButterfly wings and bird wings are analogous because they have the same function and appearance even though they have a different internal structure and develop differently.
10 Vestigial Structures (useless feature) Body structure that is greatly reduced in function that may have been useful to an ancestor.Ex: human appendix, whale femur, coccyx ear muscles, wisdom teeth
11 Biochemistry (Similarities in Macromolecules) Scientists can compare DNA sequences, amino acids sequences or proteins to view similarities and differences among organisms.The amino acid sequence in human hemoglobin and gorilla hemoglobin differ by one amino acid, while human and frog hemoglobin differs by 67 amino acids.
13 Mechanisms/Patterns of Evolution Divergent Evolution-occurs when isolated populations of a species evolve independentlyEx: Different food available in different habitats (Galapagos Finches)-Eventually, separated populations will become so different they can no longerinterbreed (results in new species)
14 Mechanisms/Patterns of Evolution Convergent Evolution-When different species with different ancestors develop similar characteristics-Environment selects similar phenotypes-Ex: Sharks and porpoises (fish vs. mammal) develop streamlined bodies and fins (analogous structures)
15 Mechanisms/Patterns of Evolution Coevolution - two or more species evolve in response to each otherFlowers & pollinators