Evolutionary Genetics

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Evolutionary Genetics

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Human Development and Family Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

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

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: "BIO113 (SBS110) SBS008 (BIO163)"

    Prerequisites: Evolution (SBS110) and Heredity and Gene Action (SBS008). This module provides an overview of the evolution of sex, and covers the following topics: Genetic diversity (eg cheetahs in Africa, gulls in Britain, Partula in the Pacific); reconstructing evolutionary history from genetic data; the geographic distribution of Cepaea genes (eg neutralism, frequency dependence in selection, founder events, environmental grain); pre- and post zygotic reproductive isolation, speciation illustrated by Hawaiian Drosophil; Polyploidy (eg occurrence, barriers and consequences); DNA amount (eg variability and ecological effects); meiotic and mitotic defects, tri and monosomies; B chromosomes; 'parasitic' chromosomes; and the evolution of the human genome.

    Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
    Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 5: 6

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