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 Used a hierarchical system  Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species (later Domain was added)  Based on molecular evidence (DNA and protein.

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1  Used a hierarchical system  Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species (later Domain was added)  Based on molecular evidence (DNA and protein sequences) its accepted to have 6 Kingdoms and have added 3 Domains

2  Latinized descriptive names of organisms - Binomial Nomenclature: 2 word scientific naming system ◦ First part of binomial – Genus – Always capitalized ◦ Second part – species - always lower case. ◦ Latin scientific names are always italicized (if word processing) or underlined (if hand written) ◦ Ex. Homo sapiens, “wise man” species – specific group of 1 type of organism that may interbreed and produce viable, fertile offspring.

3 What do you call this? Crawdad? Crawfish? Crayfish? Prairie crayfish- Procambarus gracilis

4  Problems with common names 1.Varies from area to area, therefore, no commonality. 2.Does not specify a particular species.  Each animal has an unique binomial name.  Required for all animals by International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

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7  Prokaryotic microbes, tiny  Live in extreme environments: high temps, salts, & acids (tough)  Anaerobic  Most primitive  Prokaryotic microbes  Often called the “true bacteria”  Live in most environments  Anaerobic or aerobic

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9  Eukaryotic  Mainly aerobic but can be anaerobic  Includes all other kingdoms (Protista, Plant, Fungi, Animal)

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13  36 th found Phylum in 1995  In the Animal Kingdom  Symbion pandora  Found in mouthparts of Norwegian lobsters  0.3 mm long = 300 µ m

14  Currently we use ◦ Morphological, biochemical, fossil, and molecular comparisons to infer evolutionary relationships

15  Though sedimentary fossils are the most common ◦ Paleontologists study a wide variety of fossils (a) Dinosaur bones being excavated from sandstone (g) Tusks of a 23,000-year-old mammoth, frozen whole in Siberian ice (e) Boy standing in a 150-million-year-old dinosaur track in Colorado (d) Casts of ammonites, about 375 million years old (f) Insects preserved whole in amber (b) Petrified tree in Arizona, about 190 million years old (c) Leaf fossil, about 40 million years old

16  In general, organisms that share very similar morphologies or similar DNA sequences ◦ Are likely to be more closely related than organisms with vastly different structures or sequences. ◦ Not always true! Analogy vs. Homology

17  Homologous Structures – structures in different species that are similar because of commons ancestry.

18 Analogous Structures – similarity in structures due to adaptations and not a common ancestor.

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20 Cladistics a method that applies the scientific method to the construction of evolutionary relationships.

21  Diagram showing how organisms are related based on shared, derived characteristics  such as: ◦ vertebrae ◦ jaw bones ◦ four legs ◦ amniotic eggs ◦ hair

22  Branch point ◦ 2 species differ in shared derived characters  Ingroup ◦ monophyletic group we are interested in  Outgroup ◦ species or group of species that is most closely related to an ingroup

23 Primate Cladogram

24  Each branch point ◦ Represents the divergence (separation) of two species

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26  What shared derived character is common to: ◦ salmon ◦ lizard ◦ rabbit ◦ but not the lamprey?

27 Constructing a cladogram 1. Choose species 2. Choose characters ◦ Each character has different character states (example: tail or no tail) 3. Determine order of character states  primitive or derived?  Use the fossil record  Many simple parts came before fewer, more specialized parts  Vestigial organs –not functioning but present)  Mutation rate of DNA nucleotides 4. Group species (or higher taxa) based on shared derived characteristics

28 5. Build a cladogram based on ◦ All species are placed on tips in the phylogenetic tree, not at branch points ◦ Each cladogram branch point should have a list of one or more shared derived characters that are common to all species above the branch point unless the character is later modified ◦ All shared derived characters appear together only once in a cladogram unless they arose independently during evolution more than once 6. Choose the most likely cladogram among possible options

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30  Four limbs  Fur  No tail

31  Four limbs  Fur  Tail

32  Four limbs  Tail

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34  Four limbs  Fur  No tail

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38  Tail is the most ancestral  Four limbs is the oldest derived trait  Fur is a later derived trait  Loss of tail is the most derived trait

39 Gorilla Tiger Lizard Fish Four Limbs Fur Tail Lost One Possible Cladogram Chimpanzee

40 A Vertebrate Cladogram Birds Mammals Reptile Amphibian Fish Four Limbs Amniotic Egg Endothermic Fur Feathers Vertebrae Lancelet Outgroup

41  The outgroup comparison ◦ Enables us to focus on just those characters that were derived at the various branch points in the evolution of a clade. Salamander TAXA Turtle Leopard Tuna Lamprey Lancelet (outgroup) 000 00 1 000 01 1 000 11 1 001 11 1 011 11 1 Hair Amniotic (shelled) egg Four walking legs Hinged jaws Vertebral column (backbone) Leopard Hair Amniotic egg Four walking legs Hinged jaws Vertebral column Turtle Salamander Tuna Lamprey Lancelet (outgroup) (a)Character table. A 0 indicates that a character is absent; a 1 indicates that a character is present. (b)Cladogram. Analyzing the distribution of these derived characters can provide insight into vertebrate phylogeny. CHARACTERS

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