Prof. Tarek G. Ismail

Professor - Professor

Faculty of science

Address: Zoology Department - Faculty Of Science - Sohag University



Biological Evolution (407Z)

2018-09-06 15:24:52 |

This course contains two parts, the second is Biological Evolution.


       The aim of the course is to provide students with a deeper insight into the evolutionary processes. This course provides an overview of the mechanisms and processes of change at the population, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels.


  1. Gain a fundamental understanding of the evolutionary processes within populations and species.
  2. To show how natural selection ultimately underpins all biological processes.
  3. Recognize selection, mutation, population genetics, and genetic drift as the forces to drive this process.

Learning outcomes

  • At the end of the course you should:
  1. Have an enhanced knowledge and appreciation of evolutionary biology
  2. understand that natural selection is one of several processes that can bring about evolution, although it can also promote stability rather than change
  3. understand that the four propositions underlying Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection are: (1) more individuals are produced than can survive; (2) there is therefore a struggle for existence; (3) individuals within a species show variation; and (4) offspring tend to inherit their parents’ characters
  4. explain the consequence of violating each of the assumptions of the Hardy-Weinberg law and explain when a population is in equilibrium.
  5. give examples of adaptation and of both allopatric and sympatric speciation.


2018-10-18 09:23:41 | Biological Evolution (407Z)
First Lecture
* Evolution is one of the most important and critical ideas that the human mind has created over many years. Discuss?... Read more

2018-10-18 09:27:18 | Biological Evolution (407Z)
First Lecture - part 2
Briefly writ on how NASA in 1996 supported the Cosmic theory of evolution?... Read more

2018-10-31 10:23:06 | Biological Evolution (407Z)
Question 1.
Question 1. This natural philosopher proposed that evolution resulted from the inheritance of acquired characteristics - for example, giraffe offspring acquired longer necks because their parents stretching to reach higher leaves. * Jean-Baptiste Lamarck * Charles Lyell * Alfred Wallace * T... Read more

2018-10-31 10:34:49 | Biological Evolution (407Z)
Quiz -Evolution
1. Darwin's theory of natural selection to explain evolution is also known as A. Descent with modification. B. Inheritance of acquired characteristics. C. Uniformitarianism. D. Catastrophism. 2. Lamarck's theory of evolution included the idea that A. There is a natural force in all livin... Read more

PDF lecture

2018-10-18 09:43:18 Biological Evolution (407Z)
Lecture notes on Evolution. This content does not in any way reflect the opinion of the lecturer, but is a material that facilitates understanding of the subject for stu Read more

Educational videos

2018-10-18 09:51:20 Biological Evolution (407Z)
The following net site contains some videos about evolution. These videos will help you during the course. This content does not in any way reflect the opinion of the le Read more

Natural selection

2018-10-28 06:55:52 Biological Evolution (407Z)

Charles Darwin - The Theory Of Natural S

2018-10-28 07:04:42 Biological Evolution (407Z)
vedio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnktXHBvE8s Read more

Lectures 5&6

2018-11-05 17:55:17 Biological Evolution (407Z)
Here is the summery text of lectures 5&6 attached as PDF Read more