BIOL 3315: Evolution and Phylogenetics

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

Students explore the evolution of DNA and proteins and how their historical relationships can reveal their contemporary functions. They investigate the mechanisms and dynamics by which evolution produces gradual change in biological species, traits, functions, systems, and genes. Students learn the major concepts, ideas, and findings that have come from a century and a half of evolutionary study. They use analytical computational tools developed to identify historical phylogenetic relationships as well as leverage those relationships to infer present day functional roles.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in two of: BIOL 2315, 2330, or 2415; and a minimum "C" grade in CPSC 1150 or 1155.

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