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Stearns & Hoekstra: Evolution 2e

Chapter 14


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Question 01

From what refugia did animals recolonize Europe after the last Ice Age?

Question 02

What feature of the human mitochondrial tree suggests that Homo sapiens originated in Africa?

Question 03

What can we conclude from the observation that all human mitochondria are descended from one female who lived roughly 200,000 years ago?

Question 04

What does the transspecies polymorphism in MHC alleles that we share with chimpanzees tell us?

Question 05

The geological evidence (the age of the rocks) tells us that the Hawaiian Islands:

Question 06

Arthropods in Hawaii colonized islands:

Question 07

What can we conclude from the fact that carnivores arrived in Madagascar about 40 million years later than primates, who arrived about 20 million years after Madagascar separated from Africa?

Question 08

Which of the following statement is correct?

Question 09

If a plant clade dispersed primarily along the margins of the Tethys Sea, then we would expect to find representatives of it in which regions?

Question 10

We think that ectoparasitic hymenoptera evolved from endoparasitic hymenopotera because:

Question 11

The phylogeny of carnivorous plants shows us that:

Question 12

The concept of ecomorph as applied to Anolis lizards in the Caribbean refers to:

Question 13

To investigate the phylogeography of ecomorphs, it is essential that:

Question 14

What is the most interesting conclusion from this Caribbean Anole study?

Question 15

The key insight of the method of independent contrasts is that:

Question 16

Light-demanding species have similar sized seeds to their shade-tolerant congeners, but shade-tolerant genera have larger seeds than their light-demanding confamiials. What does this suggest?

Question 17

Would Hoffmann and Franco have designed their experiment on 9 congeneric pairs of forest and savannah plant species as they did before Felsenstein published his insight into independent contrasts?

Question 18

Why might we expect mate fidelity to be correlation with life expectancy?