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Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics - BIOL334

Ongoing advances in molecular technology, statistics and bioinformatics have revolutionized our ability to gather and apply genetic information. This unit deals with the distribution of genetic variation among individuals, populations and species, and the relevance of such variation to evolutionary processes. Specific topics include selection and adaptive potential; mutation; inbreeding; population divergence; speciation; effective population size and extinction risk. Approaches to the study of genetic variation are explored at levels ranging from pedigree analysis to molecular genomics. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of evolutionary genetics to the conservation, management and restoration of wild populations.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Darrell Kemp

(39cp at 100 level or above) including BIOL206 Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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