Bio 108 Lecture1

Bio 108 Lecture1 - 9/26/2010 Population Genetics Biology...

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9/26/2010 1 Population Genetics Biology 108 Prof. L. Nunney (Spth3306) Lec. MWF 2-3 (Stat B650) Discussions • Compulsory – read paper prior to session – Friday: 8-9am ENGR2 141 – Friday: 9-10am LFSC 2418 – Friday: 10-11am INTS 1130 – Friday: 1-2pm WAT 2240 • DISCUSSION each week EXCEPT – WEEK 5: Midterm review – WEEK 9: Thanksgiving Holiday – WEEK 10: Final review • TEXTBOOK (recommended) – Hedrick: Genetics of Populations, 4 th Edition, 2010.
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9/26/2010 2 Grading – subject to change! • Midterm 100 pts (20 + 1 questions) • Problem Set 40 pts Quizzes 42 pts (some credit for taking • Quizzes 42 pts (some credit for taking) • Discussion 50 pts • Final 240 pts (50 + 2 questions) • Total 472 pts Final Exam – Thurs 9 Dec 3pm 6pm Final Exam – Thurs 9 Dec 3pm-6pm NO CHEATING – includes plagiarism Cheating will result in a zero score (or an F in the course) plus a disciplinary report Population Genetics • The scientific study of the “Genetics of the Evolutionary Process” (Dobzhansky) – Used to be restricted to microevolution (within species) – Molecular techniques permit studies of macroevolution (between species) using DNA macroevolution (between species) using DNA data.
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9/26/2010 3 • Subject matter: – Genetic variation – Genetic change & Adaptation – Genetics of Speciation Genetics of Speciation Population Genetics Questions • How much genetic variation exists within species? Why are some gene loci highly species? Why are some gene loci highly variable and others are not? • What maintains the variation observed?
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