Mc Fadden Act

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 115
  • Published : May 18, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
Anth. 102: Exam 2 review (Exam Date: Wednesday 4/17)

Key Terms (know the definitions as well as the context within which they were discussed in class)

Population Genetics
Equilibrium
Adaptation
Genetic adaptation
Acclimatization
Acclimation
Developmental adaptation
Behavioral/cultural adaptation
Biocultural evolution
Lactase
Lactose
Clinal variation
Melanin
Folate
Spina bifida
Rickets
Homeostasis
Hypoxia
Microevolution
Macroevolution
Biological species concept
Anagenesis
Cladogenesis
Allopatric speciation
Parapatric speciation
Sympatric speciation
Niche
Adaptive radiation
Linnaean system of classification
Homologous traits
Analagous traits
Derived traits
Ancestral traits
Gradualism
Punctuated equilibrium

Population Genetics
1. What does the Hardy-Weinberg equation tell us?
2. How do you calculate the genotype, phenotype, and allele frequencies in a living population? 3. How would you calculate the expected frequency of the homozygous dominant, homozygous recessive and heterozygous genotypes using the Hardy-Weinberg Equation? 4. What is the difference between microevolution and macroevolution?

Race Concepts
1. What is the biological definition of race?
2. Although race is promoted as a biological concept, what are some of the social consequences it has had? 3. Why is the concept of race not supported by biology?
4. Why are all human groups so genetically similar?

Human Variation
1. What is clinal variation?
2. Name and explain the different types of adaptations.
3. Why is skin color dark near the equator and light away from the equator? 4. What is rickets and what causes it?
5. Explain Bergmann's Rule and Allen's Rule (i.e. Body shape and climate) 6. What are some acclimatizations that occur when people visit high altitudes?

Macroevolution and Systematics
1. What is a Phylogeny? 
2. What is the difference between Homologous and Analogous Traits? Give...
tracking img