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This news brief, from October of 2005, describes the discovery of an herbicide resistant weed in Britain and illustrates the relationship between genetic engineering and evolution.
UC Museum of Paleontology
This article provides a nice link between biology concepts and practical/ethical issues facing our society. It could be used to motivate discussions of the merits and drawbacks of genetic engineering. This article also includes a set of discussion and extension questions, as well as links to related lessons that might be used in conjunction with this one. Get more tips for using Evo in the News articles in your classroom.
- Traits that confer an advantage may persist in the population and are called adaptations.
- Inherited characteristics affect the likelihood of an organism's survival and reproduction.
- As with other scientific disciplines, evolutionary biology has applications that factor into everyday life.