Aug 08, 2022  
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BIOL 310/3130 - Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)



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Description
This course covers a spectrum of evolutionary forces at the molecular level and their impact on allele frequencies in the population. Topics the course will address include the Hardy-Weinberg principles, linkage disequilibrium, genetic drift, neutral theory of molecular evolution, mutation and natural selection, evolution of gene families, lateral gene transfer, basics of molecular phylogenetics, and origin of viruses and origin of the cell. Laboratory sessions will include computational simulations of evolutionary forces in action, population genetics, and maximum likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic inferences.
 



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