Primate Evolutionary Genetics

Genetic perspectives on primate evolution. Interpretation of molecular data in understanding primate origins, historical and present-day distributions, and natural selection. Topics include: the genetic signature of pathogen pressure; population differentiation and local adaptation to ecological differences; genetic signatures of admixture, including in the human lineage; molecular marker-based tests of kin-biased behavior and paternal care; primate behavioral genetics and genomics; phylogenetic methods to investigate the evolution of primate social structures; conservation genetics. Prerequisite: Biology 202L; Recommended: Biology 201L, Evolutionary Anthropology 101. Instructor: Tung

Course Number: 
BIOLOGY310
Course Level: 
300-399
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Crosslisting Numbers: 
EVANTH310
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Course Notes: 
offered Fall 2018