Population and Evolutionary Genetics
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI222; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH131, MATH136, MATH141). Jointly offered w ith BIOL709. Credit only granted for: BSCI405, BSCI339J, or BIOL709C. Formerly: BSCI339J. Genetic variation within a population provides the basis for future evolution as well as a record of past evolution. The genomics revolution provides data on this variation that, together with mathematical models, allow us to read this record to reconstruct evolutionary trajectories. Examples will focus on hominin and pathogen evolution. In the lab, students will use models to explore how genetic variation (allele frequencies) changes over time and space. (Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: CEBG (Genetics), ECEV, and (Genetics & Evolution).