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  1. To explain the evolution of complex organisms by random mutation, drift, and selection is not a trivial task. This becomes obvious if we imagine an organism in which most genes affect most traits and all mutat...

    Authors: Mihaela Pavlicev and Günter P. Wagner

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:430

    Content type: Evo-Devo

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  2. Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth provides a lively, accurate, and delightful explanation of evolution in the form of a graphic novel.

    Authors: Glenn Branch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:431

    Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

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  3. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:425

    Content type: Editorial

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  4. A body plan is a suite of characters shared by a group of phylogenetically related animals at some point during their development. The concept of bauplane, or body plans, has played and continues to play a cen...

    Authors: Katherine E. Willmore

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:424

    Content type: Evo-Devo

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  5. Heterochrony can be defined as change to the timing or rate of development relative to the ancestor. Because organisms generally change in shape as well as increase in size during their development, any variat...

    Authors: Kenneth J. McNamara

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:420

    Content type: Evo-Devo

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  6. In a questionnaire-based survey, the proportion of Glasgow University first year biology students who rejected evolution in 2009–2011 was about 7%, similar to the previously reported average figure for 1987–19...

    Authors: Ronan Southcott and J. Roger Downie

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:419

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  7. Students in a large introductory biology course at Flinders University, South Australia, were quizzed on misconceptions relating to evolution and their acceptance of evolutionary theory before and after comple...

    Authors: Sam Buckberry and Karen Burke da Silva

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:416

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  8. Florence has a tradition of Natural Philosophy, and since as early as the sixteenth century fossils were collected by the Granduke. The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence houses today coll...

    Authors: Stefano Dominici and Elisabetta Cioppi

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:404

    Content type: Museums and Evolution

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  9. In 2009, the Natural History Museum, London celebrated the bicentenary of Charles Darwin and the sesquicentennial of his seminal work The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Section by commissioning a new conte...

    Authors: Robert M. Bloomfield

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:403

    Content type: MUSEUMS AND EVOLUTION

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  10. The Natural History Museum’s approach to conducting learning conversations about evolution with visitors in the galleries is described. Potentially difficult scenarios were identified, and training was develop...

    Authors: Honor Gay

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:402

    Content type: Museums and Evolution

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  11. We examined whether a single visit to an evolution exhibition contributed to conceptual change in adult (n = 30), youth, and child (n = 34) museum visitors’ reasoning about evolution. The exhibition included seve...

    Authors: Amy N. Spiegel, E. Margaret Evans, Brandy Frazier, Ashley Hazel, Medha Tare, Wendy Gram and Judy Diamond

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:399

    Content type: MUSEUMS AND EVOLUTION

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  12. Museums play a vitally important role in supporting both informal and formal education and are important venues for fostering public understanding of evolution. The Yale Peabody Museum has implemented signific...

    Authors: Jane Pickering, Laura Fawcett and Leonard Munstermann

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:398

    Content type: Museums and Evolution

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  13. Three museum professionals with extensive expertise in informal science education about evolution—Warren D. Allmon, Judy Diamond, and Martin Weiss—are interviewed about the interaction of teachers and natural ...

    Authors: Glenn Branch and W. Eric Meikle

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:408

    Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

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  14. Research has shown that children usually provide teleological explanations for the features of organisms and artifacts, from a very early age (3–4 years old). However, there is no consensus on whether teleolog...

    Authors: Kostas Kampourakis, Eirini Palaiokrassa, Maria Papadopoulou, Vasiliki Pavlidi and Myrto Argyropoulou

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:393

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  15. The 55-million-year fossil record of horses (Family Equidae) has been frequently cited as a prime example of long-term macroevolution. In the second half of the nineteenth century, natural history museum exhib...

    Authors: Bruce J. MacFadden, Luz Helena Oviedo, Grace M. Seymour and Shari Ellis

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:394

    Content type: Museums and Evolution

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  16. In systematics, the importance of a species’ name is obvious and very considerable — it may even affect the names of other taxa (genera and families). Here, I argue that in some specific circumstances the name...

    Authors: Tomasz Skawiński

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:391

    Content type: Viewpoint

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  17. Acceptance of evolution by educators of prospective teachers remains superficially studied despite their role in having mentored schoolteachers whose weak support of evolution is known. Here, we contrast the v...

    Authors: Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C and Avelina Espinosa

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:383

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  18. Tree of life diagrams are graphic representations of phylogeny—the evolutionary history and relationships of lineages—and as such these graphics have the potential to convey key evolutionary ideas and principl...

    Authors: Teresa MacDonald and E. O. Wiley

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:387

    Content type: Museums and evolution

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  19. Contrary to popular belief, evolution is not necessarily progressive. Indeed, traits are often lost or substantially reduced in the process of evolution. In this article, we present several case studies that c...

    Authors: Norman A. Johnson, David C. Lahti and Daniel T. Blumstein

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:381

    Content type: Education and Curriculum Article

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  20. Public health courses are emerging as popular undergraduate offerings, especially at universities with schools of public health. It is important to note that evolution has shaped the burden of disease in the m...

    Authors: Gilbert S. Omenn

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:382

    Content type: Evolution and Medicine

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  21. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:380

    Content type: Editorial

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  22. Evolutionary medicine is a perspective on medical sciences derived through application of theory of evolution to aid in therapeutics. This study sought to determine the level of knowledge and acceptance of evo...

    Authors: Asfandyar Yousuf, Muhammad Ahmed bin Daud and Amina Nadeem

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:376

    Content type: EVOLUTION AND MEDICINE

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  23. Science teachers can use examples and concepts from evolutionary medicine to teach the three concepts central to evolution: common descent, the processes or mechanisms of evolution, and the patterns produced b...

    Authors: W. Eric Meikle and Eugenie C. Scott

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:379

    Content type: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO EVOLUTION EDUCATION

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  24. Over the past several years, numerous reports that have been independently prepared by prestigious organizations in the U.S. have agreed that new approaches to improve teaching and learning of biology at both ...

    Authors: Jay B. Labov

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:367

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  25. All life on earth descended from a single common ancestor that existed several billion years ago; thus, any pair of organisms will have had a common ancestor at some point in their history. This concept is fun...

    Authors: Brian T. White and Steven Yamamoto

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:366

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  26. Medical students have much to gain by understanding how evolutionary principles affect human health and disease. Many theoretical and experimental studies have applied lessons from evolutionary biology to issu...

    Authors: Joe Alcock and Mark D. Schwartz

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:362

    Content type: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION ARTICLE

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  27. Can one develop a syllabus for a course in evolutionary medicine that covers both its diversity and its depth? What topics generate the most interest and the best discussions? How can such a course be structur...

    Authors: Stephen C. Stearns

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:363

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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