Welcome to BIO 605

Evolution can be defined as a change in gene frequencies over time.  In this fast-paced course we examine how genes arise, how genomes differ from one another, and model the evolutionary trajectories of genes in populations.  Emphasis will be placed on mechanisms that change genomes and increase genetic diversity (e.g., polyploidy, crossing over, gene duplication) and how DNA and proteins change over time.  Keywords: DNA, mutation, exon shuffling, repetitive DNA elements, mobile genetic elements, exon shuffling, horizontal gene transfer, proteins, protein domains, etc.

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