BIOL 136. Molecular Ecology and Evolution

Understanding molecular techniques and analysis has become increasingly important to researchers in the fields of ecology and evolution. Through discussion of the primary literature, and independent laboratory projects, students will explore how molecular tools are being implemented in studies of biogeography, dispersal, mating systems, biological diversity, and speciation. Depending on interest, topics such as wildlife forensics, conservations genetics, human migration, molecular clocks, and bioinformatics will also be discussed.
With permission of instructor, a student may take the discussion (NOT LAB) section of this seminar as 1 credit of BIOL 093 .
Prerequisite: BIOL 002  or BIOL 034 , and one Group I or Group III Biology course or BIOL 025 .
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
One required laboratory each week with continuing, independent laboratory projects.
2 credits.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
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