BIOL-367 Population Genetics
Fall for 2009-2010
What processes shape genetic variation and genetic diversity and what patterns do we expect in genetic systems? The answer to this question will be sought in a broad examination of genetic principles that operate during the course of evolutionary change. Topics covered include genetic drift, inbreeding, effective population size, gene flow, natural selection, quantitative genetics, and molecular evolution. This course stresses computer simulation as a learning tool and seeks to illuminate connections among Hardy-Weinberg systems, continuous trait genetics, and molecular genetics. The laboratory sessions will cover practical applications including genetic hypothesis testing, computer simulations, and forensic DNA typing. Prerequisite: BIOL-152.
Prerequisites: BIOL-152; and at least one of BIOL-251, BIOL-280 or BIOL-360
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