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BISC 2450 : Organic Evolution
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Biological Sciences (BISC)
Minor in Sustainability
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In The Catalog Prerequisites:
ANTH 6412 : Paleoanthropology
BISC 3463 : Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
BISC 6209 : Seminar: Principles and Mechanisms of Organic Evolution
BISC 6210 : Methods of Study of Evolution
BISC 6215 : Vertebrate Phylogeny
BISC 6225 : Molecular Phylogenetics
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BISC 1115 and 1125; and BISC 1116 and BISC 1126; or permission of instructor.
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Synthetic theory of organic evolution, including population biology, speciation, adaptation, macroevolution, systematics, biogeography, and the geologic record.
1. Know how features are inherited (this should be a review of material covered in your Introductory Biology course) and the basic structure of a population’s genetics 2. Use genetic principles to calculate frequencies, and determine phenotype and genotype of parents and offspring 3. Describe the HW law, explain the conditions that must be met for it to hold true, and determine if a population is at HW equilibrium. 4. Use the HW expectations to calculate allele, genotype and phenotype frequencies. 5. Understand natural selection and describe examples of directional, stabilizing, and disruptive selection. 6. Demonstrate the effect of selection on dominate and recessive phenotypes, and homozygote and heterozygote genotypes. 7. Describe the different types of genetic mutation 8. Distinguish between the short term and long term effects of genetic drift on the genetic structure of populations and the relationship to population size. 9. Understand the effect of gene flow on allele frequencies and the relationship to population size. 10. Contrast genetic changes with phenotypic changes.
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