Welcome to the Wikiversity Molecular Evolution Project.
Content summary[edit | edit source]
Participants in this project explore the molecular evolution of DNA, RNA and proteins.
Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the lesson (lessons are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing!
You should also read about the Wikiversity:Learning model. Lessons should center on learning activities for Wikiversity participants. Learning materials and learning projects can be used by multiple projects. Cooperate with other departments that use the same learning resource.
- Molecular evolution/Intermediate filament proteins - explore the evolution of this family of cytoskeletal proteins
- The concept of irreducible complexity - are there some features of living organisms that cannot be accounted for by conventional evolutionary mechanisms?
Texts[edit | edit source]
- Sequence - Evolution - Function; subtitle: "Computational Approaches in Comparative Genomics" by Eugene V. Koonin and Michael Y. Galperin (2002) ISBN 1-4020-7274-0
- How Genomes Evolve, Chapter 15 in Genomes, Third Edition by T. A. Brown, May 2006.
- "Rooting the tree of life by transition analyses" by Thomas Cavalier-Smith in Biology Direct (2006) 1: 19.
- Origins and Evolution of the Actin Cytoskeleton by Francisco Rivero and Fatima Cvrcková.
Activities[edit | edit source]
- Select a protein of interest and explore which living organisms have a gene for that type of protein.
Readings[edit | edit source]
Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection.
References[edit | edit source]
Additional helpful readings include:
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Active participants[edit | edit source]
Active participants in this Learning Group