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BI3130 - Evolution

Credits: 4

An analysis of the mechanisms of evolution from the viewpoint of population genetics. Provides opportunities for students to examine the evidence of evolution: comparative anatomy and biochemistry, fossils and embryology; the mechanisms of evolution: variation in populations, the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium and the forces which disturb it and the effects of selection on gene frequencies; the results of evolution. Additional course fee required. Springs. Prerequisite(s): BI 3060 (may be concurrent) and at least 8 credits in Biology at the 2000 level or higher.