Friday, December 03, 2010

Why Is Evolution Important Now? Understanding Predator Prey Relationships

Natural Selection has resulted in a fascinating relationship between a toxic newt and a garter snake.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/04/050411095753.htm
What is Natural Selection? and Why is the relationship between the toxic newts and the garter snakes considered an evolutionary arms race? Watch a video called Toxic Newts that can be found at this link:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/01/3/l_013_07.html
For the orginal scientific publications on this subject, visit this web site:
http://faculty.virginia.edu/brodie/pubs.html

For more reasons to understand evolution, the following posts also address the question: Why is Evolution Important Now?

 Why Is Evolution Important Now? Understanding Extinction and Our Environment
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-is-evolution-important-now.html

Why Is Evolution Important Now? Disease Prevention
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-is-evolution-important-now-disease.html

Why Is Evolution Important Now? Antibiotic Resistance
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-is-evolutions-important-now.html

Why Is Evolution Important Now? Understanding Diseases and Food Production
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-is-evolution-important-now.html

Why Is Evolution Important Now? Understanding Predation
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2010/07/why-is-evolution-important-now.html

Why Is Evolution Important Now?  Battling the Bedbug Epidemic and Cockroach avoidance of bait - Pesticide Resistance
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-is-evolution-important-now-battling.html

Why Is Evolution Important Now?  Invasive Species
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2013/05/why-is-understanding-evolution.html  

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