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Extinction event

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An event in geologic time that depicts of the extinction of one of more species in a relatively short period, usually as a consequence of a catastrophic global event, a natural disaster, or an abrupt change in the environment, and based on studies of fossil records and macroscopic evidence.


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Examples include Permian extinction of marine species, and Cretaceous extinction of various species, including dinosaurs.


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Microevolution verus Macroevolution

... carry exactly the same version of the gene. Another useful example is extinction, in which the frequency of all alleles in a species go from some ... there is a beautiful example of extinction and speciation in a single event, namely an extinction event in a ring species. If a selection of sub-species ...

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by hackenslash
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:57 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Microevolution verus Macroevolution
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Genome duplication

... alive today undergone whole genome duplications. Presumably, these events occurred to prevent extinction of those species which threatened those species after diversification event(http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/5/887.full.pdf+html). ...

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by Cat
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Genome duplication
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Views: 774

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... read it!) t hat natural selection is about the differential survival or extinction of species .’’’” DYSON: Good. Yes, I have two responses. First, ... from the recent discussion “Life what a concept” at the Edge Special Event. http://www.edge.org/documents/life/life_index.html You will need to ...

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by scottie
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Photosynthesis Theory..

... oxygen, were essentially responsible for what was likely the largest extinction event in Earth's history. Additionally the free oxygen combined with atmospheric methane, triggering ...

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by bellyjelly
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Topic: Photosynthesis Theory..
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Re: closest relative of dinosaurs

... These adaptive niches probably opened up post the Permian–Triassic extinction event. Create a terrarium rich in oxygen and reproduce reptiles and birds parthenogenetically! ...

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by enarees
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: closest relative of dinosaurs
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