EEB 490 - Evolution at the Population Level
Winter 2013, Section 001
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Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


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This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
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This course will systematically treat the foundations of population genetics. First, the five factors affecting dynamics of within-population genetic variability will be introduced: mutation, selection, mode of reproduction, population structure, and genetic drift. After this, we will consider interactions of these factors and will discuss applications of formal models to understanding processes in real populations. An inverse problem of inferring parameters of mutation, selection, and drift from the dynamics of a population will be addressed briefly. Finally, we will review quantitative genetics and the issue of evolution of the basic properties of populations, such as mutation rates and modes of reproduction.

Evaluation will be based on six assignments and one term paper.

Textbook: J.H. Gillespie, Population Genetics: A Concise Guide, 2nd edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.


EEB 490 - Evolution at the Population Level
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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