APS234 Molecular Evolutionary Genetics

Level 2
Semester 2B
Credits 10
Pre-Requisites APS125 Genes in Populations
Module Co-ordinator Dr Kai Zeng

This unit will introduce students to molecular evolutionary genetics. Students will investigate how DNA sequences evolve and how they can be used to reconstruct phylogenetic history. They will also examine some of the genes underlying phenotypic variation and adaptation. Through a mixture of lectures and practical classes students will learn how bioinformatics can enhance our understanding of the evolution of species genomes and will acquire skills in analysing DNA sequence data and identifying whether genes have evolved adaptively.

Delivery Method: Lectures and Laboratory Sessions

Assessment Method:  100% Examination

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