macroevolution


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evolution on a large scale extending over geologic era and resulting in the formation of new taxonomic groups

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Wainwright PC (2007) Functional versus morphological diversity in macroevolution.
Hans Larsson, Canada Research Chair in Macroevolution at McGill University, said excavating plant fossils preserved in rocks deposited during the last days of the dinosaurs, they found some preserved with abundant fossilized charcoal and others without it.
The evolutionary trend that led from large, apex predators to gentle, suspension-feeding giants during the highly productive Cambrian period is one that has also taken place several other times throughout Earth's history, according to lead author Dr Jakob Vinther, a lecturer in macroevolution at the University of Bristol.
Dr Jakob Vinther, a lecturer in macroevolution at the University of Bristol, said: "The fact that large, free-swimming suspension feeders roamed the oceans tells us a lot about the ecosystem.
The other is that developmental genetics offers keys to understanding macroevolution.
Genetic assimilation and a possible evolutionary paradox: can macroevolution sometimes be so fast as to pass us by?
Family level phylogenies reveal modes of macroevolution in RNA viruses.
This activity offers one way to teach students about macroevolution by demonstrating that variation in the development of individuals is fodder for large changes in shape.
David Sepkoski's admirable essay on macroevolution addresses both familiar (such as the pace of evolution and the ontological status of evolutionary units) and not so familiar issues (such as whether microevolutionary mechanisms explain macroevolutionary patterns).
Atria 1998 Chromosomal variation, macroevolution and possible parapatric speciation in Mepraia spinolai (Porter) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).
Evolution of placentas in the fish family Poeciliidae: An empirical study of macroevolution.
Nevertheless, the phylogeny of beetles is being revealed via molecular studies with large taxon and gene samples, presenting renewed and novel opportunities for the study of beetle macroevolution.
The development of structures in the so-called microevolution reflects the development of those of macroevolution, and vice versa, and these structures evolve together.
The Macroevolution Conference of 1980, however, decided that, contrary to theory, microevolutionary changes did not add up to macroevolutionary changes.