Course Description for Population Genetics

PCB6685: Population Genetics
Prerequisite:  PCB 3063C or permission of the instructor. Understanding the genetic processes at work in natural populations is essential to the understanding of many biological fields including Evolution and Ecology. In this course we will discuss the basic mechanisms of population genetic change, such as mutation, non-random mating, genetic drift and natural selection. We will also cover topics such as quantitative genetics and molecular evolution.