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Module code:BIOL2007 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Evolutionary Genetics
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Kevin Fowler
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:"Introduction to Genetics" (BIOL1005) or equivalent. The module is core for most Biological Sciences degrees/pathways and the GEE Natural Sciences stream. Numbers are limited to 88 students. If more apply, preference will be given based on class rank in BIOL1005. 
Module outline:A course dealing with the interplay between the forces which contribute to evolutionary change in gene frequencies in populations. Topics covered include genetic polymorphism, natural selection, random changes in evolution, and the genetic basis of speciation. We discuss the maintenance of genetic variability, the role of chance in evolution, the origins of species. The utility of evolutionary biology in conservation also plays a part. Lecture topics include the effects of mutation, drift and selection (including frequency-dependent, kin and sexual selection), molecular evolution, chromosomal evolution, speciation, the evolution of the genome and gene regulation. 
Module aims:To understand the genetic basis of evolution 
Module objectives:Students will find out about the genetic basis of evolution using prokaryote, animal and plant examples. They will be able to relate evolution to other fields, including conservation, ecology, human genetics and molecular biology. 
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 75.00%
Three tutorial exercises 25.00% 
Notes:This course is a pre-requisite for the BIOL7008 field course which runs in Easter vacation.  
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Last updated:2017-07-29 23:10:40 by ucbhhks