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ANSC 446 A - Population Genetics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Conceptual and mathematical approach to the genetics of populations: estimation of allele and genotype frequencies; Hardy-Weinberg principle; measures of genetic diversity and distance; selection; non-random mating; genetic drift; mutation; neutral theory; migration and population subdivision; linkage and recombination; coalescence and phylogenetic inference. Applications to animals, plants, human health and wildlife conservation. Course Information: Same as IB 416. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Students desiring 4 hours credit do additional work in some area of population genetics. Prerequisite: An introductory genetics course (ANSC 221 or IB 204); one of MATH 220, MATH 221, or MATH 234; or consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

Some exams will be 2 hours in length and will require students to stay an additional hour (2-2:50 pm) on some Fridays. Announcements will be made in class.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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