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Biology Professor Dishes the Dirt on Bacteria and Microevolution vs. Macroevolution

Episode
25
Host
Robert Crowther
Guest
Ralph Seelke
Duration
00:18:09
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Professor of biology Dr. Ralph Seelke conducts lab research at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, that focuses on what can evolution really do? In this short conversation he explains the difference between microevolution and macroevolution based on his primary research in experimental evolution. His research has resulted in seven presentations at regional or national scientific meetings since 2001 on the capabilities and limitations of evolution in producing new functions in bacteria.

Ralph Seelke

Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Ralph Seelke is Professor Emeritus of Biology with the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He received his PhD in microbiology from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1981 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Mayo Clinic until 1983. In 2004 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford University Medical School (laboratory of Dr. A. C. Matin), conducting research on evolution. An authority on evolution's capabilities and limitations in producing new functions in bacteria, Dr. Seelke co-authored the science textbook Explore Evolution.
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Bacteria
lab experiments
limits of evolution
macroevolution
Microevolution