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How does evolutionary history explain the similarities and differences among cells?

Topic

Evolutionary History of Cells

Framing Question

How does evolutionary history explain the similarities and differences among cells?

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate data about the evolutionary relatedness among eukaryotes, archaea, and bacteria, including caveats or limitations.
  • Evaluate the case for cytoskeleton evolution from bacterial components.
  • Describe the major types of genomic changes that are important in cellular and organism evolution.
  • Compare and contrast cellular structure and function in eubacteria, archae and eukaryotes in the context of their evolutionary history.
  • Construct an explanation for the interrelatedness of photosynthesis and respiration in an evolutionary context.

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