Natural Selection, Artificial Selection, and Transgenic Organisms

posted Feb 17, 2015, 4:55 AM by Jerrid Johansen
Your task is to complete a little light research about the following topics:
  1. What are Natural Selection and Artificial Selection?
  2. What are Transgenic Organisms (also known as Genetically Modified Organisms - GMO's)
  3. Give three specific examples of each.
  4. In what ways are they similar?  In what ways are they different?
Then research a little bit about wild (Canidae Family)and domesticated dogs (Canis familiaris)
  1. When did the first appearance of each type of organism occur?
  2. How many different types of organisms exist (species or breeds)?
  3. What is the range of heights of wild and domesticated dogs?
  4. What is the range of weights of wild and domesticated dogs?
  5. What type of selection is driving the evolution of each?
  6. What is the goal of each type of selection?
There is a lot of great stuff on the LEARN GENETICS WEBSITE that can help you get started.  There is a lot of great stuff on YouTube from sources like Ted Talks, ASAP Science, and Stated Clearly that can help you as well. 
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