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Microevolution and Macroevolution

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  • To gain an understanding of the differences in microevolution and macroevolution, you will need to read the following pages on the Berkeley Evolution 101 site:

    • Microevolution 
      • Defining microevolution
      • Detecting microevolutionary change
      • Mechanisms of microevolution
    • Macroevolution
      • What is macroevolution
      • Patterns in macroevolution

    The Brightstorm video, Microevolution - Macroevolution, gives a good basic explanation of the differences.