Submitted by Raible, David on Sat, 10/02/2010 - 10:48am
Course Number:GENOME 562
Instructor (non-MCB Faculty):Joe Felsenstein
Mathematical and experimental approaches to the genetics of natural populations, especially as they relate to evolution. Emphasis on theoretical population genetics.
Permission of instructor.
Theoretical Evolutionary Genetics by Joe Felsenstein. This course text will also be reproduced locally and sold to students at cost (at a cost of $22.53). Students who want new printed copies should commit at the second class session to buy them. If you can't make the second class session and want to be signed up to buy the text, email me.
Course requirements, examinations and grading:
Course web site:http://evolution.gs.washington.edu/gs562/
|1||Introduction; Hardy-Weinberg proportions||Multiple alleles, difft. sexes||Sex-linkage|
|2||Linkage and linkage disequilibrium||Natural Selection||Natural Selection|
|3||Polymorphisms and fitness||Polymorphisms and fitness||Kin, group and species selection|
|4||Mutation||Maintenance of deleterious mutants||Migration, Clines|
|5||Migration, Clines||Inbreeding in pedigrees||Regular systems of mating|
|6||Inbreeding depression||Genetic drift||Effective population size|
|7||Neutral mutation theory||Trees of genes||Trees of genes, the sequel|
|8||Molecular evolution||Drift and other forces||Drift and other forces|
|9||Genetics of quantitative characters||Components of variance||Selection response|
Areas of Interest:Genetics, Genomics & Evolution