SMS 425 - Applied Population Genetics

Covers the biological, mathematical and statistical principles of population genetics. Topics include a discussion of the role of mutation, migration, selection and inbreeding in structuring the genetic variation for both Mendelian and quantitative traits in natural and artificial populations. Emphasis is placed on both the theoretical and experimental approaches to the study of population genetics and the application and importance of population genetics to disciplines such as marine science, wildlife and conservation biology, ecology and animal husbandry, including aquaculture.

Prerequisites: BIO 100 or permission.

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3

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