GENE FLOW IN ANIMAL POPULATIONS

Course ID: BBI-SE>TECHPRZGE
Course title: GENE FLOW IN ANIMAL POPULATIONS
Semester: Spring
ECTS: 2
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 15 hours
Field of study: Bioinformatics
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr Tomasz StrzaƂa tomasz.strzala@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: During course realisation, student will gain knowledge about molecular mechanisms determinig gene flow within and between populations.
Full description: Basics of molecular evolution, mono and polygenic inheritance. Genetic structure of populations. Migration, mutation, selection and other factors affecting the population structure. Interactions between genes and the environment. Effect of environmental factors on gene transfer.
Bibliography: FREELAND J. Molecular ecology. Wiley-Blackwell. 2011 HIGGS P. G., ATTWOOD T. K. Bioinformatics and molecular evolution. Wiley-Blackwell. 2005
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: W1 - student knows the basic theories of molecular evolution and understand their relationship to the process of transferring genetic information and is able to define the concepts related to the genetic population genetics and molecular ecology BI_W04, BI_W11,BI_W15, BI_W17, W2 - student formulates hypotheses about the effects of various environmental factors on genetic structure of populations as well as differentiates between factors affecting the occurrence of specific genes in the population and the preferences of their transmission BI_W04, BI_W11, BI_W13, BI_W14, BI_W15, BI_W17, W3 - student can characterize the elements that affect gene flow between populations BI_W04, BI_W13, BI_W14, BI_W15, BI_W17 Skills: U1 - student knows how touse the selected databases of molecular markers and apply the appropriate markers in the different types of analyzes BI_U01, BI_U09, U2 - student can choose the appropriate methods for estimating population parameters and to analyze and interpret the results BI_U01, BI_U09, U3 - student is able to develop a simple research projects on the analysis of population genetic structure and estimating gene flow between populations BI_U01, BI_U09 Social competences:
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Grade from the project.

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