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 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.
Prerequisite: BIOL 002  or BIOL 034 ; AND one Group I or Group III Biology course or BIOL 025 .
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/biology


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