Molecular Genetics and Evolution (NSCI6748)

15 (0.125 EFTS)
To explore the genetic basis of evolution; to acquire practical skills in basic molecular analysis; to assess how the study of genetics and the use of molecular tools can inform biodiversity conservation, animal breeding, animal welfare and our understanding of evolutionary ecology.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Pre-requisite: NSCI5104.
Topics include: 

- Molecular markers - Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and principles of population genetics - Wetlab molecular methods (DNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis)
- Dideoxy DNA sequencing - A genetic viewpoint of the species concept - DNA barcoding
- From DNA sequences to phylogenetic tree - Species evolution - understanding the tree of life - Introduction to High-throughput DNA sequencing methods
- NGS case studies (animal breeding, molecular diagnostics, biodiversity conservation) - Epigenetics and animal welfare
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5570

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 24 Sep 18 LectureMonday08:30 - 09:30 Mt Albert (170-2031)
26 Jul 18 - 27 Sep 18 LabThursday08:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (115-3009)
15 Oct 18 - 29 Oct 18 LectureMonday08:30 - 09:30 Mt Albert (170-2031)
18 Oct 18 - 1 Nov 18 LabThursday08:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (115-3009)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management), Bachelor of Applied Science (Science Communication).

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