1. evolution on a large scale extending over geologic era and resulting in the formation of new taxonomic groups
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use macroevolution In A Sentence

  • Creationists are usually more careful about distinguishing between microevolution and macroevolution at this point.
  • This new synthesis emphasizes three morphological areas of biology that had been marginalized by the Modern Synthesis of genetics and evolution: embryology, macroevolution, and homology.
  • In our science curriculum standards, we called this microevolution and macroevolution - changes within kinds and changing from one kind to another.
  • As an evolutionary biologist, I would assert that the modification of the ancestral homeobox function (i.e. longitudinal differentiation) into the regulation of longitudinal metameric development would qualify as an example of evolutionary exaptation, which Stephen Jay Gould emphasized as one of the principle mechanisms of macroevolution. Ancient Predator Revealed!
  • The creation science folks accept microevolution but not macroevolution.
  • The minimal definition of macroevolution is “evolution above the species level”, but it has become a catchall term encompassing everything from speciation to lineage-diversification and extinction dynamics to “evolution of ‘higher taxa’” ack! go read “down with phyla!” to vaguely defined “large” amounts of change to evo-devo changes in development. "Intraspecific macroevolution" within domestic dog breeds - The Panda's Thumb
  • The next generation of advances in macroevolution and evolutionary paleoecology will not occur until a well-tested phylogenetic classification is established.
  • A chief difficulty in arguing for macroevolution by mutations is the fact that most expressed mutations are either lethal or semi-lethal.
  • The creation science folks accept microevolution but not macroevolution.
  • Regardless of the macroevolutionary issues at stake, most students of biodiversity would agree that there is value in calibrating global biodiversity trends through critical intervals.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy