Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

BIOL 5227 Population Genetics

Prerequisites: BIOL 2100 and BIOL 3700. This course is designed to familiarize students with the field of population genetics,the branch of evolutionary biology concerned with the genetic structure of populations and how it changes through time. In a broad sense, population genetics examines the interaction of basic evolutionary processes in determining the genetic composition and evolutionary trajectories of natural populations. Upon completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic population genetic principles.