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    Biston Betularia

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    Industrial Melanism of Biston Betularia or the Peppered Moth in England has been a textbook example of natural selection since it was first noticed. Before the industrial revolution the peppered moth was most commonly found in the light colored Typica variety. During the industrial revolution there was a significant rise in the dark Carbonaria form and a slight rise in the intermediate Insularia form. Beginning in 1970 the Typica variety has been rising in frequency again. Carbonaria went from an estimated 95% of the population down to 5%.(Cook et al 1986) This change has been assumed to be caused by increased predation on moths that did not blend into the bark of trees (Cook et al 2012). Before the industrial revolution the trees were light…

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    1a. Figure C 1b. The reason Figure C is the best histogram for birds that survived is because Bumpus had suggested that birds that were unusually large or small were unable to survive the winter due to a natural selection he called, stabilizing selection. According to Bumpus, stabilizing selection "winnows out of the extremes and favors those in the middle..", supporting that the there is a relationship between the size of the birds' traits and their survival. Figure C shows the best…

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    Evolution has always been a subject of questioning discussion ever since Charles Darwin established the theories of Natural Selection and Descent with Modification. According to Darwin, some animals were born with certain characteristics that became advantageous for their particular environment. As time passed, however these organisms modified some of these physical characteristics that they were born with in order to survive in their particular environment. This modification allowed the…

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    force, and evolution as a result. Natural selection can be broken down into three concepts that require it to operate. The first is the constant struggle a species face for survival, which results in the continuation of the successful branches of the species, as the others become extinct. The second requirement is a varying population, these more successful branches only stem from mutated groups or individuals whose features become beneficial when faced with such struggles. The third concept is…

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    1 Molly Clark Period 6 Mrs. Asgill AP English 11 October 13, 2015 Moths are attracted to man-made lights. It is a fact, but many scientists are not sure why. One theory is the “the lights throw off their internal navigation systems” (Walchover Natalie). Moths always fly at a constant angle relevant to a light source from a distance, for example the moon. The moon is so large and so far away, it looks like it is in one spot, and no matter where you go, it looks like you are always following it.…

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    emperor butterfly caterpillar can be found in Australia during spring. Though its body resembles that of a normal caterpillar, its head is covered in armor and pointy horns. Though this is a fairly normal defense mechanism in the insect kingdom, to humans, it's truly bizarre. Number Nine: Puss Moth Caterpillar.Puss moth caterpillars are one of the most toxic insects in North America. As larvae, these caterpillars resemble Persian cats, which perhaps is the reason they are named "puss" moth…

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    Dalia Al-Rubaye Professor. Dutterer ENG 1010 October 14, 2015 Darwinian Evolution Since thousands and thousands of years ago, humans have been fascinated by the way they, and other types of living organisms, change over time. They wondered about the reasons of those changes that make various populations of living organisms distinctly different from each other. The answer is; evolution. The theory of evolution was founded and stated by a British scientist called Charles Darwin. Evolution…

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    mutation are always taking place together. They are the basic process of evolution. Natural selection means those organisms that fit in theirs living environment will be survive. There are three kinds of mutations: positive, negative or neutral. Natural selection is always going to decide a mutation. Ether it is positive, negative or neutral. Here are three examples of positive mutation: Polar bear, peppered moth, and giraffe. Polar bears live at the North Pole. A lot of people think that…

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    Evolution As A Lesson

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    Evolution as a Lesson According to Dennis O’Neill, biological evolution can be defined as, “genetic change in a population from one generation to another” (“Early theories…”, n.d.). Contrary to what some may believe or have been taught, biological evolution and evolutionary theory do not suggest that humans come from monkeys. Rather, they suggest that organisms share a common ancestor somewhere down the line, and that that common ancestor can be held accountable for similar traits among…

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    Evolution Activity Write Up Melanie Perez Period 7 Biology honors 1st quarter Purpose The class activity was to pick gray and white butterflies of the tables. However, some of the tables were gray and some were white and with the lights turned off the butterflies camouflaged. This experiment showed that when butterflies use their traits of camouflage they succeed. Some butterflies did not succeed if the white butterflies were on the white tables they camouflaged so they don’t get eaten but if…

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