Biology 4250 - Evolutionary Genetics

Steven M. Carr
Dr. Steven M. Carr

Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's NL A1B 3X9, Canada
  e-mail: scarr@mun.ca



    Bio4250 Course Outline
      
    Text: R Nielsen & M Slatkin (2013) An Introduction to Population Genetics: Theory & Applications.
[ NS ]
                 Supporting Readings from Nielsen & Slatkin (2013)
   
     Lab Assignments:
Sample Biol4250 Lab Exercises (2017)       
     Chi-square calculations; Table of Critical values
     Fundamentals of Statistical Hypothesis Testing
Other webpages of interest:

      Genetic Research in my lab
      Bio2250 (Principles of Genetics) for Bio4250
      Bio2900 (Principles of Systematics & Evolution)     

      Bio4241 (Advanced Genetics)                                        

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Lectures:         MWF              0900 - 0950    C-2026
Labs:                Th                  1400 - 1700    Sn-3125
    
Office Hours:  MWF               0950 - 1100    Sn-3020

Course lecture notes:
    These notes are revised before & after lectures; check frequently for revisions.
 
NS Chapter   Topic Last Revised Date
  Evolutionary Biology:
Darwin's Century
 21 Aug 2017 06 Sept 2017

Evolution & Genetics:
Mendel's Century


08 Sept 2017
1
(2,7)
Allele & Genotype frequencies;
The Hardy Weinberg Theorem

The General Theory of Natural Selection
 21 Aug 2017 Week of 11 Sept 2017
2 Mutation, Migration, Inbreeding, & Genetic Drift 21 Aug 2017   Week of 18 Sept 2017
3 Coalescent Theory
21 Aug 2017   Week of 25 Sept 2017


Project Proposals Due



29 Sept

4 Population Structure & Subdivision
 21 Aug 2017   Week of 02 Oct 2017

Thanksgiving
(No Lecture)

09 Oct 2017
5 Population History & Demography
21 Aug 2017

  
 Week of 11 Oct 2017
6
 
Linkage Disequilibrium
& Gene Mapping


21 Aug 2017

  
Week of 16 Oct 2017


Midterm Exam

HOMEWORK (27 Sept)

Sample
23 Oct
Review: TBA

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Introduction to PYTHON

21 Aug 2017


  25, 27 Oct 2017

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PYTHON applications
21 Aug 2017
Week of 30 Oct 2017


Project Outline Due



06 Nov


7 & 10

The Theory of Natural Selection;
Interactions & Conflict

  21 Aug 2017

Week of 06 Nov 2017

Remembrance Day
(No Lecture)

13 Nov 2017
9
Theory of Selective Neutrality
21 Aug 2017 Week of 15 Nov 2017
8
Selection in Finite Populations 21 Aug 2017   Week of 20 Nov 2017
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Project Presentations
 21 Aug 2017
  Week of 26 Nov 2017

Final Exam
(Cumulative)
[C-2026]

  Sample
TBA
Review: TBA

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS - sources for images

Site last modified 20 October 2017
This page was first published on 20 August 2017

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Dedicated to my daughters Jennifer Megan, Matilda Kathleen & Eowyn Suzanne,
                        my wife Justyna ,
                        and to Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), Geneticist, Nobel Peace Laureate 1970,
& Friend of the People of the Earth


 All text material © 2017 by Steven M. Carr