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Have We Ever Seen Evolution Happen? - 12 Days Of Evolution #3

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Watch all 12 Days of Evolution: http://bit.ly/OKTBS12daysPL
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↓ More info and sources below ↓

References for this episode:

Zuk, Marlene, John T. Rotenberry, and Robin M. Tinghitella. "Silent night: adaptive disappearance of a sexual signal in a parasitized population of field crickets." Biology Letters 2.4 (2006): 521-524.

Tinghitella, R. M. "Rapid evolutionary change in a sexual signal: genetic control of the mutation ‘flatwing’ that renders male field crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus) mute." Heredity 100.3 (2008): 261-267.

Tinghitella, R. M., et al. "Island hopping introduces Polynesian field crickets to novel environments, genetic bottlenecks and rapid evolution." Journal of evolutionary biology 24.6 (2011): 1199-1211.

Pascoal, Sonia, et al. "Rapid convergent evolution in wild crickets." Current Biology 24.12 (2014): 1369-1374.

LEARN MORE:

I *highly* recommend these books:

“Undeniable” by Bill Nye http://amzn.to/1TK3wZs
“Why Evolution Is True” by Jerry Coyne http://amzn.to/1TK3zV3

WEBSITES/TEACHING RESOURCES:

- Berkeley’s “Understanding Evolution” http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/home.php
- The National Center for Science Education http://ncse.com/


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