Molecular Evolution


Evolution of genes, gene families, and genomes and relation to their structure, function and history. Contemporary computer-based analysis of nucleic acid and protein evolution including: BLAST searches; sequence alignment; estimation of rates, patterns, types of substitution; interpreting evolutionary changes in structure-function relations; protein homology modeling; visualizing and annotating protein structure. Recommended prerequisite: Biology 201L, 203L, or consent of the instructor.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • NS
  • QS
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