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Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020

    Oxford Science Cafe

    6:00 pmUptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford, Mississippi

    Dr. Peter Zee
    Department of Biology,
    University of Mississippi

    Evolution in Real Time

    Evolutionary change in populations requires time. For organisms to change, the forces of evolution must occur over generations and generations. While there has been recent attention to how evolution can occur very rapidly, it is still difficult for biologists to observe these changes as they occur. The speaker will discuss how we can use microbial species in the laboratory to study evolutionary processes in real time, measuring changes over years, weeks, and even days. Find out how biologists are exploring the forces of evolution with this powerful experimental evolution approach with classic examples and contemporary research.

     

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