Genome evolution and phylogenetics 354

Module code GTS 354
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Mechanisms involved in the evolution of genes, genomes and phenotypes. Comparison  of the molecular organisation of viral, archaea, bacterial and eukaryotic genomes. Genome project design, DNA sequencing methods and annotation. Molecular evolution. Phylogenetic inference. Applications of phylogenetics and evolutionary genomics research, including relevance to sustainable development goals for food security, good health and the biosphere.

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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