BIOL3293Population Genetics4 ch (3C 2L)

An introduction to the branch of evolutionary biology concerned with the genetic structure of populations and how it changes through space and time. Topics will include the main evolutionary forces and their effects on patterns of phenotypic and molecular variation within and among populations, molecular markers and their applications in evolutionary and conservation biology, and an introduction to unifying concepts such as the genetics of speciation, molecular evolution, and population genomics. Laboratory sessions will emphasize the use of different computer packages for the analysis and interpretation of the data encountered in population genetics.

Prerequisites: One of the pairs BIOL 2013 and BIOL 2018, or BIOL 2053 and BIOL 2103; STAT 2264 or equivalent. Recommended: BIOL 2003.