Darwin Today Factsheets
Marking the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Spieces, these five factsheets from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) illustrate the continuing importance of the theory of evolution by natural selection in contemporary research:
• Charles Darwin - still changing the way we think about our world
• Darwin, biodiversity and a changing world
• Darwin's theory - no stranger to controversy
• Does evolution put us in our place?
• Putting evolution to work
Questioning evolution, evolving answers
This factsheet explains how evolution makes the most of simple systems to produce the huge diversity of plants in nature, and how scientists are using their understanding of these systems to improve our food.
BBSRC is a part of Research Councils UK (RCUK).
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