NCERT Class 12 Biology Chapter 7 Evolution

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NCERT Class 12 Biology Chapter 7 Evolution

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Chapter: 7




Q. 1. Explain antibiotic resistance observed in bacteria in light of Darwinian selection theory.

Ans: (i) Natural selection is a process in which heritable variations that enable better survival reproduce and leave greater number of progeny.

(ii) It occurs due to mutation; variation due to recombination during gametogenesis; gene flow and genetic drift.

(iii) Directional selection (Progressive selection): Population changes towards one direction. More individuals acquire value other than the mean character value. 

(iv) E.g. antibiotics resistance to bacteria.

Q. 2. Find out from newspapers and popular science articles any new fossil discoveries or controversies about evolution.

Ans: Fossils of dinosaurs have revealed the evolution of reptiles in Jurassic period. 

Q. 3. Attempt giving a clear definition of the term species.

Ans: Species is defined as sexually interbreeding organisms separated from other species by reproductive isolation.

Q. 4. Try to trace the various components of human evolution (hint: brain size and function, skeletal structure, dietary preference, etc.)

Ans: Various Stages of Human Evolution on the basis of brain size and function, skeletal structure, dietary preference are: 

Dryopithecus → Ramapithecus → Australopithecus → Homo habilis → Homo erectus → Neanderthal man → Homo sapiens sapiens.

Q. 5. Find out through internet and popular science articles whether animals other than man have self-consciousness.

Ans: Examples of an animal being self – conscious is dolphins, chimpanzee, gorilla. 

Q. 6. List 10 modern-day animals and using the internet resources link it to a corresponding ancient fossil. Name both. 

Ans: The modern day animals and their ancient fossils are: 

1. Man – Ramapithecus.

2. Horse – Eohippus.

3. Dog – Leptocyon.

4. Camel – Protylopus.

5. Elephant – Mothers.

6. Whale – Protocetus.

7. Fish – Arandaspis.

8. Tetrapods – Ichthyostega.

9. Bat – Archaeonycteris.

10. Giraffe – Palaeotragus.

Q. 7. Describe one example of adaptive radiation. 

Ans: The process of evolution in which different species start from common point in a geographical area and radiate to other areas of geography (habitats) is called adaptive radiation e.g.Darwin’s finches of the Galapagos Islands: Darwin’s finches are varieties of small black birds on the basis of shape of beaks and feeding habits.

Q. 8. Can we call human evolution as adaptive radiation?

Ans: No, human evolution cannot be called adaptive radiation because human evolution is a gradual process that took place slowly in time.

Q. 9. Using various resources such as your school library or the internet and discussions with your teacher, trace the evolutionary stages of any one animal say horse.

Ans: The evolutionary stages of horse are:

(i) Eohippus.

(ii) Mesohippus.

(iii) Merychippus.

(iv) Pliohippus.

(v) Equus or the modern horse.

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