What are three similarities between plants and their closest algal relatives.
What are three differences, and how are they related to living on land?
Assume that white color (W) is dominant over yellow color (w) in corn. Perform a Punnett square for a cross where pollen from the anthers of a plant is heterozygous for color is placed on the pistil of a yellow-fruited plant. What are the genotypes and phenotypes you would expect to find from this cross?
Define maternal effect.
In what cell type would you expect to find the protein product of a material effect gene?
A diploid organism has 14 chromosomes in its somatic cells. What is the total number of combinations of chromosomes that the organism can produce in its gametes, assuming no cross occur? ____. (enter numeric answer below)
How is the term Cambrian explosion misleading?
Distinguish between convergent evolution and divergent evolution.
Which type of selection would you expect to be the major factor in convergent evolution? In divergent evolution?
Why are mutations important in evolution?
Natural selection can lead to the evolution of prezygotic isolating mechanisms, but not post-zygotic isolating mechanisms? Explain.