- Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
- Off-Campus Visit
- Semester 1: Weeks 7: Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
- IT Class
- Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
- Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
- Semester 2: Weeks 16: Monday 10 am - 11 am
Contact: Prof Richard Nichols
Prerequisite: "BIO113 (SBS110), SBS008 (BIO163)"
Prerequisites: Evolution (SBS110) and Heredity and Gene Action (SBS008). This module provides an overview of the evolution of sex, and covers the following topics: Genetic diversity (eg cheetahs in Africa, gulls in Britain, Partula in the Pacific); reconstructing evolutionary history from genetic data; the geographic distribution of Cepaea genes (eg neutralism, frequency dependence in selection, founder events, environmental grain); pre- and post zygotic reproductive isolation, speciation illustrated by Hawaiian Drosophil; Polyploidy (eg occurrence, barriers and consequences); DNA amount (eg variability and ecological effects); meiotic and mitotic defects, tri and monosomies; B chromosomes; 'parasitic' chromosomes; and the evolution of the human genome.
Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework