Population Genetics

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Biology

Course Number: 
514
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course focuses on the processes affecting the distribution of genetic variation in populations of organisms, through space and time. The processes studied are the ones that operate during evolutionary change. Topics covered will include the Hardy-Weinberg principle, gene flow, genetic drift, recombination and linkage disequilibrium, natural selection, the effect of mating systems on diversity, and the neutral theory of evolution. Examples illustrating key concepts will be drawn from various kingdoms of life. The course will consist of lectures and in class discussions. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BS-Biol majors. Prerequisites: Biology 280 or equivalent; Math 127 or Statistics 240 or equivalent.
Comments: 

Pre Req: BIOLOGY 280 and (MAT

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
25296

Course Sections

Population Genetics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0

Norman Johnson

TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM