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BIF445 Population Genetics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is divided into two parts. The first part covers the four main evolutionary processes: mutation, natural selection, gene flow and genetic drift from a relatively non-mathematical perspective. The second part introduces students to important quantitative topics that will help them better understand the qualitative effects of the evolutionary processes. These topics include: genetic correlation, genetic epidemiology, haplotype reconstruction, association and linkage analysis and heritability.

Prerequisite: BIO321.