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BIOL.4260 Evolutionary Biology (Formerly 81.426)

Id: 036580 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


Examines the patterns and processes of biological evolution that have led to the diversity of life. Topics covered include the history of evolutionary thought, the evidence for evolution, the generation and maintenance of population-level variation, natural selection, adaptation, sexual selection, speciation, phylogenetics, molecular evolution, the fossil record and extinctions. In addition to lecture and textbook material, students will read and discuss classic and contemporary primary literature from evolutionary biology.


BIOL.1120 Principles of Biology II, and BIOL.2400 Evolution, Ecology and Conservation, or BIOL.2450 Human Evolutionary Biology, or BIOL.2460 Disease Ecology and Evolution.

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