lizards in an evolutionary tree
Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
Before you do anything else…download and print the answer sheet to the lab here:
Next, find your way to the HHMI Virtual Lab on Anolis lizard Evolution
Follow these instructions!
1) Enter the â€œVirtual Labâ€
2) Watch the short introduction video to familiarize yourself with a few Anolislizards.
3) Click the â€œEcomorphâ€ Module on the top left and follow the instructions. Note, the â€œadd labelâ€ button is on the top right, so donâ€™t cover it with lizards otherwise you canâ€™t add additional labels!
4) Measure your lizards carefully following the provided instructions. Graph your data and answer the questions at the end of the module.
5) Begin Module 2: Phylogeny by watching the short video
6) DO NOT OPEN THE MABL WEBSITE TO PERFORM YOUR SEARCH, JUST HIT CONTINUE!
7) Answer the questions to test your understanding of trees
8) Add colors corresponding to the ecomorphs from part 1 to the branches by dragging and dropping the colored squares onto the appropriate branches. The correct ecomorph is in the parentheses after the species name on the tree (e.g., Anolis cristatellus (TG) = Trunk Ground).
9) Repeat step 8, but use the Islands the lizards are from, rather than Ecomorph.
10) Answer the questions on the Lizard-lab worksheet (due in lab, week 3)
11) Go here to explore more about Anolis biology: http://www.anoleannals.org/
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