Evolution is by no means just a slow process, but happens every day. The exhibition "evolution happens!" shows this, among other things, with the example of antibiotic resistance.
In the new special exhibition of the Solothurn Museum of Nature, evolution and its consequences in our everyday life become visible and tangible. Examples from nature, agriculture or medicine make it clear that evolution is still an ongoing process that can also be observed.
Evolution is often perceived as a slow process lasting millions of years, exemplified by the dinosaurs and largely completed since the appearance of modern humans. But evolutionary processes take place continuously, even in the here and now, and sometimes so rapidly that we can observe them directly. They are evident in the emergence of antibiotic resistance as well as in the ongoing battle against powdery mildew infestation of cereals in agriculture. Wherever there is life, changes take place. This is made clear by the new special exhibition "evolution happens!" based on six research projects.
The exhibition of the Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich was developed in collaboration with the University Research Center "Evolution in Action: From Genome to Ecosystem".
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