Course responsible:Peer Berg
Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås
Nominal workload:Lectures: 24 hours. Exercises and discussions: 24 hours. Course readings, writing and presentation of a semester assignment and individual study: 327 hours.
Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
About this course
Knowledge: Students will
- acquire a thorough understanding of population genetics
- be able to describe effects of population genetic forces on evolution and how it can be detected in molecular data
- understand the dynamics of the evolutionary changes that happen at the molecular level
- be able to explain the evolutionary forces and the evolutionary effects of different molecular mechanisms on genomes, genes and gene products
- gain theoretical insight in methods used in comparative and phylogenetic analyses based on molecular data
SKILLS: Students will be able to
- test for the effects of evolutionary forces affecting allele and gene frequencies
- use a critical approach towards the interpretation of population genetic and evolutionary molecular data
- understand cutting edge research articles on the subject
Students will acquire
- practical skills in methods used in comparative and phylogenetic analyses based on molecular data
- understanding of the dynamics resulting in evolutionary changes in allele and genotype frequencies
- Lectures. Exercises and discussion of papers. Two compulsory assignments/computer exercises have to be handed in. Calculations/colloquia organized by students.Individual supervision as regards relevant articles for preparing the semester assignment.
- Canvas will be used actively to distribute information and links to computer programs, websites and data.
- BIO120 - Introduction to Genetics,MATH100 - Introductory Mathematics, STAT100 - Statistics.
- BIO211 - Molecular Biology, BIO220 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology /BIO200 Molecular Genetic in Eukaryots, BIO223 Molecular Ecology and Evolution
- Oral examination based on the complete syllabus counts 2/3, and evaluation and oral examination of the term paper counts 1/3 towards the final grade. Both parts must be passed.
- An external examiner will take part in the oral examination and read the term paper
- Two compulsory assignments/computer exercises have to be handed in.
- Lectures: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks. Exercises: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks.Presentation and discussion of semester assignment: 3 hours.
- PhD students
- Credit reduction in relation to BIO321: 10 credits.
- Passed / Not Passed
- Special requirements in Science