531--Principles of Molecular Evolution

An advanced course focused on the evolution of macromolecules and the reconstruction of evolutionary history of genes, proteins and organisms. Potential topics include databases and sequence matching, molecular phylogenetics, gene duplication and divergence, genome evolution, and horizontal gene transfer. The course will consist of lectures, computer demonstrations and class discussions. Text: Molecular Evolution, W.-H. Li, 1997 and readings from primary literature. 2 hour-exams and 1 term paper. Prerequisite: Biology 280 or equivalent course.

Fulfills biology core requirement area(s):

Evolution and Biodiversity

Fulfills plant requirement for biology majors?

No

Fulfills lab requirement for biology majors?

Yes

Fulfills general education requirement for non-biology majors?

No