29 minutes | Apr 24, 2021

Dr. Noah Whiteman: Coevolution and Insects

Have you ever wondered what's the difference between a bug and an insect? Are spiders even an insect? Wait are lobsters and crabs related to bugs? Why do we even care about these insects and parasites? Well, we all know that bees are important for our food because they pollinate many of our plants that produce food for us, but insects have lead to many other discoveries. Did you know that many human genes that have been shaped by Darwinian evolution are genes that are involved with dealing with viruses and large parasites? Crazy right? Well today, we dive into Dr. Whiteman's work that follows Darwin and Wallace discoveries which is focused on evolution of new traits that are shaped though interactions between organisms.   This is Radio Bio!
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