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Quantifying Evolution: The Genetics of Populations
BIOL 256
Spring 2021 not offered

How can we forecast the survival of an endangered species? How quickly can antibiotic resistance arise? Who is Lucy? Population genetics studies the genetic variation within and between populations that arise from several factors, including natural selection. Migration, mate choice, and habitat all influence the evolution of life. In this course, we will use mathematical modeling to describe how these fundamental forces change populations over time, and we will learn how these principles are used to breed our food supply, build our medicines, and manage our ecosystems. Class sessions will combine lectures with discussion and in-class problem-solving. Using these ideas, students will learn how evolutionary biologists reconstruct history using the principles of inheritance and variation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: MB&B181
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUN-22-2024
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