Dept. of Biological Sciences
How everything you ever learned about evolution is only half the story (maybe less…)”
March 9th, 2015
Academic Building A G008, 5:05 PM
Traditionally, training in evolutionary studies is based on the classical Darwinian concept of descent with modification with a focus almost exclusively on multicellular sexually reproducing organisms. However, a frequently under-emphasized aspect of evolution is the contribution that bacteria make to global biodiversity. This talk will focus on an examination of the role that bacteria have made during the history of our planet in the development of biodiversity and Biocomplexity and will concentrate in particular on the development of novel genetic sequences and how these sequences can be radiated throughout the biosphere.
Reading will be posted to the EvoS blackboard group. Anyone with a Binghamton University email address can request to be added to the blackboard group by emailing EvoS[at]binghamton[dot]edu.
Video will be posted within a week or two of the talk.