Lecture Details :
The Tree of Life must be discovered through rigorous analysis. Genetic information is crucial because appearances can be deceiving, and species that look similar can prove to be genetically very dissimilar and not share recent common ancestors. Two criteria, used to determine what the "correct" Tree is, are simplicity and whether the tree maximizes the probability of observing what we actually see.
Course Description :
This course presents the principles of evolution, ecology, and behavior for students beginning their study of biology and of the environment. It discusses major ideas and results in a manner accessible to all Yale College undergraduates. Recent advances have energized these fields with results that have implications well beyond their boundaries: ideas, mechanisms, and processes that should form part of the toolkit of all biologists and educated citizens.
Other Resources :
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- General introduction to cell structure and function,Spring 2010 by UC Berkeley
- Introductory Biology by MIT
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- General Biology Lab,Fall 2011 by UC Berkeley
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- General introduction to cell structure and function by UC Berkeley
- Virology by Columbia University
- Biology by Khan Academy
- General Biology Laboratory,Spring 2010 by UC Berkeley
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