Processes that affect genetic evolution: mutation, drift, natural selection and recombination. Fisher-Wright and coalescence models. Groupings of genes: linkage, inbreeding, population structure and gene flow. Neutral and nearly neutral theory. Quantitative genetics and the phenotype. Optimality. Adaptation. Levels of selection in sex ratios and conflict. Reproductive value and life history. Relatedness and kin selection. Sexual reproduction and selection. Genomic complexity and neutrality.
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
GTS 251 GS and GTS 261 GS.
1 practical/tutorial per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Period of presentation
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