NTRES 5400

NTRES 5400

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Molecular genetics has become one of the fastest growing fields in the life sciences, and application of molecular methods has spread to virtually all fields of modern biology. In this course, we will examine how DNA analysis and modern 'omics' technologies can be used to address important issues in ecology, conservation, and natural resource management such as identification of species, populations, and individuals, reconstruction of phylogenetic and kinship relationships, and inference of migration patterns, behavior, and abundance. The focus will be on practical applications, and students will develop both a theoretical understanding of the methods and hands-on experience with all steps from sample collection, molecular biology laboratory techniques, data analysis, and communication of results.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Recommended prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 or NTRES 2830 or equivalent.

  • Identify the major types of genetic variation, their function in the genome, and their utility for molecular ecological analyses.
  • Explain and perform basic molecular biology laboratory techniques such as DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and gel electrophoresis.
  • Analyze raw molecular sequence and genotyping data and interpret the results in an applied context.
  • Summarize the strengths and limitations of molecular ecological methods and identify scientific questions in ecology, conservation, and natural resource management that can be addressed with a molecular approach.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: NTRES 3400

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3255 NTRES 5400   LEC 001

    • TR Fernow Hall G01
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Therkildsen, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3256 NTRES 5400   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person