School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals
School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals

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School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • develop an appreciation of the huge variety of different mammals that exist on Earth today

  • see how fossil evidence can help us to understand evolutionary history

  • understand how the structure of DNA can help us to detect differences between different species

  • apply the techniques of DNA analysis to work out which mammals are most closely related to each other

  • appreciate the importance of bringing together evidence from different sources.

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