BIOEE 4800

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Focuses on the application of population genetic concepts in ecological or applied contexts. Emphasizes measuring adaptation in natural populations, detecting the effects of population demography, and determining the genetic basis of quantitative traits. Draws examples from primary research on animals and plants to illustrate experimental techniques and methods of data analysis on single-gene, multi-locus and genome-wide scale.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOEE 1780. Recommended prerequisite: introductory course in genetics and/or statistics.

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Outcomes
  • 1.1 You will be introduced to basic models of genetic evolution, and shown how they can be applied and tested in real biological scenarios. 1.2 There will be heavy reliance on case examples from the primary scientific literature, in addition to lecture-based presentation of abstract concepts.
  • 2.1 You will learn how to conduct population and quantitative genetic tests on real data sets, and to interpret test results to yield plausible biological interpretation.
  • 3.1 You will apply a diversity of tests to the same or related example data sets, and will draw logical conclusions from the joint results of all tests applied. 3.2 You will interpret specific data and results in the context of broader concepts covered in the course to reach reasonable biological conclusions. 3.3 You will employ "scientific thinking" to solve problems that mirror real-life experimental scenarios.

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ENTOM 4700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt