Molecular Evolutionary Genetics and Development

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Molecular Evolutionary Genetics and Development

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course entry requirements: MCB2018F, MAM1004F (or MAM1000W), STA1007S or STA1000F/S MCB2019S and MCB3019F highly recommended.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course provides advanced level studies in the area of molecular evolutionary genetics and development. The topics covered include: Molecular data used in evolutionary genetics: neutral theory of evolution; behavioural genetics. Principles of mouse molecular genetics applied to vertebrate eye, limb and neural development. Evolution of development; evolution of sex; interactions between the environment and development.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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