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BIOL 5610 Molecular Evolution (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The amount of available genomic sequence data has increased exponentially in the last decade, revolutionizing our ability to study evolution at the DNA level. This course will provide an introduction to the molecular evolution of genes and genomes as well as related topics in population genetics. Topics will include genetic variation within and between species, methods for reconstructing the evolutionary history of sequences, and molecular signatures of natural selection. These will be explored through both computational and mathematical methods.


Instructor(s): Jeffrey Chuang

Prerequisites: BIOL4200 and Calculus 1 or permission of instructor

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Last Updated: 23-Feb-14