Assignments for Friday's class:
Evolution, different meanings, fact vs theory, natural selection -- what else
Natural Selection and Evolution
When does "evolution" occur? An algorithmic approach."Darwin's Dangerous Idea" by Daniel C. Dennett, Chapter on Evolution as algorithm is a reading assignment for Monday, Sept. 13. [available through WebCT]
What is needed for evolution to occur?
(Note, this is different from stating that this is all that occurs in evolution)
What processes in biological evolution go beyond inheritance with variation and selection? (We'll discuss many of the following later in the semester.)
Review: ATP synthases
The F1-ATPase as three cylinder three-cycle engine
Nojiet al (1997) Direct observation of the rotation of F1-ATPase. Nature, 386, 299 - 302 tehered the headgroup of an ATPase to a coverslip and linked the gamma subumit to an actin filament that was flurescently labeled:
The resulting movie after ATP addition is here .