- UC Museum of Paleontology
- Evo Connection slide set
Time: 5 minutes
This short slide set explains the fidelity of DNA replication in evolutionary terms. Save the slide set to your computer to view the explanation and notes that go along with each slide.
- [History of life: Grades 13-16] Evolution is still continuing today.
- [History of life: Grades 13-16] Rates of evolution vary.
- [Mechanisms of evolution: Grades 13-16] Evolution results from natural selection acting upon genetic variation within a population.
- [Mechanisms of evolution: Grades 13-16] Natural selection and genetic drift act on the variation that exists in a population.
- [Mechanisms of evolution: Grades 13-16] Mutation is a random process.
- [Studying evolution: Grades 13-16] Evolutionary trees (i.e., phylogenies or cladograms) portray hypotheses about evolutionary relationships.
- [Studying evolution: Grades 13-16] As with other scientific disciplines, evolutionary biology has applications that factor into everyday life, for example in agriculture, biodiversity and conservation biology, and medicine and health.
There are no NGSS/DCI concepts currently linked to this resource.
Use this resource to relate evolutionary concepts to the topic of DNA replication (or get more suggestions for incorporating evolution throughout your biology syllabus). Use this slide set immediately after you've discussed DNA replication. Alternatively, you may wish to incorporate this material after you've covered the topic of mutation.