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Population and evolutionary genetics 367


 
Module code GTS 367
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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.

Module credits 18.00
NQF Level 07
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites GTS 251 GS and GTS 261 GS.
Contact time 1 practical/tutorial per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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