microevolution microevolution

Definition(s):

  • (n) evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies

Quotes

  1. "You can begin to look at the minutiae of microevolution over time," Johanson said, "which is where we're heading."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Donald Johanson Source: msnbc.com

  2. Dobzhansky wrote: "We are compelled at the present level of knowledge reluctantly to put a sign of equality between the mechanisms of macro- and microevolution, and proceeding on this assumption, to push our investigations as far ahead as this...
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: Theodosius Dobzhansky Source: Discovery Institute (blog)

  3. In an article following the debate, Brownback wrote, "If belief in evolution means simply assenting to microevolution, small changes over time within a species, I am happy to say, as I have in the past, that I believe it to be true."
    on Jun 24, 2007 By: Sam Brownback Source: Sacramento Bee

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