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Stearns & Hoekstra: Evolution 2e

Chapter 18


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Question 01

What type of co-evolutionary interaction is - -?

Question 02

What does coevolution involve?

Question 03

Which statement does not describe a condition necessary for a co-evolutionary interaction to occur?

Question 04

Co-evolution, in the sense of interacting biological structures reciprocally adapting to changes in each other, began:

Question 05

The world record for the number of membranes through which a carbon dioxide molecule must move in order to reach a chloroplast and be combined with water for form sugar is:

Question 06

In which of the following are co-evolutionary interactions certainly not necessary but may be possible?

Question 07

Which of the following will not in general give one partner in a co-evolutionary interaction an advantage?

Question 08

The necessary conditions for host-pathogen co-evolution do not include:

Question 09

Which of the following does not limit specialization?

Question 10

As a host gene for tolerance of a pathogen increases in frequency, what happens to the pathogen population?

Question 11

Which of the following aids the spread of a cooperator mutant?

Question 12

Which of the following is correct?

Question 13

Which of the following is a correct statement about figs and the wasps that pollinate them?

Question 14

What kind of mutation appears to be involved in the evolution of the yucca moth tentacle?

Question 15

With how many species have leaf-cutter ants co-evolved?

Question 16

Which of the following is not true of rinderpest?

Question 17

Given the explanation in the book for the differential extinctions - greater in South America than in North America - caused by the connection of those two continents about 10 million years ago, in which of the following cases would you expect most of the endemic fauna to have been wiped out by faunal exchange?

Question 18

What is the best way to recognize an adaptation?