SCI 115 – Introduction to Biology
“High Altitude Adaptation, Co-evolution, and Rodenticides in Ludwigschafen”
For your primary post, please respond to one of the following three topics with a post of at least 125 words that addresses each point given in the instructions. Also, please reply to at least one fellow student on any topic.
: High Altitude Adaptation. In the recorded interview (1)*, Emilia Huerta-Sanchez describes some research her team conducted. Watch the video, then address the following issues:
•(a) What data did they collect, who did they collect it from, and what were they looking for?
•(b) Which gene was implicated as a gene associated with high altitude adaptation, and what does it do?
•(c) Why do they think that the high incidence of this gene in populations who live at high altitudes is due to natural selection?