BZ2420 - Ecological Genetics
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
An understanding of genetics is important for most biologists, and this will become
more so into the future. Knowledge and techniques derived from genetics and related
fields are having an increasing impact on our everyday lives. Genetic approaches are
crucial to our understanding of ecology and evolution; in understanding how biodiversity
arises; managing and conserving biodiversity; for developing new and improved agriculture
and aquaculture industries, and in biotechnology. In this subject we expand on knowledge
gained in level one subjects and show how genetics can provide new insights into all
aspects of biology, particularly in the fields of ecology and evolution.
- Discuss how complex organisms result from the basic genetic code; Describe the applications
of genetic techniques to ecology and evolution;
- Define the basis and methods for studying genetic diversity at different hierarchical
levels (from genes to species);
- Identify the ways in which structures and functions of living things are determined
by genetic factors and interact with their environment;
- Demonstrate proficiency in observation and evaluation of methods of data collection
- Demonstrate reliable problem-solving and scientific decision-making, and development
of skills in preparing and presenting written technical reports.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have completed 12 credit points of level
1 science subjects including chemistry (CH1001), and have an understanding of the
fundamentals of biology, inheritance and the principles of evolution (BZ1001 or equivalent).
||( BZ1001 OR BZ1005) AND (CH1011 OR CH1001 OR BM1000)
|AG2005 BZ2820 BZ5420 BZ5820
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr Jose Domingos, Dr Gregory Maes
||Dr Jose Domingos, Dr Gregory Maes.
- 24 hours lectures
- 30 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (40%); tutorials, practical reports, mid-term exam, written assignments and on-course tests (60%).
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