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BIOL 424 - Molecular Ecology

(4 credits)
Prerequisite: BIOL 225 with a minimum grade of “C-” and BIOL 321 with a minimum grade of “C-“
This course will examine how molecular population genetics and molecular phylogenetics are applied to ecological and evolutionary questions abut natural populations. Lecture emphasizes how molecular methods have been applied to questions about adaptation, behavior, conservation, genetically modified organisms, hybridization, phylogeography and speciation. Laboratory emphasizes hands-on training in these methods and results in a capstone independent research project which combines molecular and field methods. Three hour of lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Offered alternate spring semesters.