Biology 3466b

Evolutionary Genetics

2016

Instructor: André Lachance

Room 2036 Biology & Geology Building


 

Biology 4999

Lectures

 Western Science Centre 240

Monday 12:30

 

Biology and Geology Building 0165

Thursday 11:30

Laboratory

 

Section 003 - Somerville House 1310

Tuesday 13:30

 

Section 002 - Somerville House 1310

Wednesday 14:30

For further details on the significance of attendance during the first week of term, see the lovely poem by Tom Wayman

 

The lab reports are due at the end of each lab.

There is an automatic (and final) extension to

the following Monday at 12:30 (in class).
Beware: printer malfunctions and whiteouts on the 401
have a high probability of occurrence on Monday mornings.

Midterm test in class - February 11, 11:30

Final examination - TBA

 

Course outline - 2016
 

Policy on cell phones in the classroom

 

Legal stuff:

Accommodations

Scholastic offenses

*

 

Stress - distress
Consult UWO Health and Wellness website

 


Concepts

"Gaps in the Theory exist for which there is no evidence" (Board of Education, Dover, Pennsylvania)

Evolution at ScienceDaily


Nature's Gems

Filling the gaps at UWO

Books

People

Concepts, questions, problems

References

Optional 

textbook for 2016 Halliburton

A classic:
Hartl and Clark

The Origin online


Spencer 

Wallace

Johannsen


Punnett

Hardy and Weinberg


Morgan

Image gallery

Creating a χ2 distribution for the Hardy-Weinberg equation

Animal breeding, selection, heritability

Co-dominance vs
incomplete dominance

Interpretation of microsatellite gels

Microsatellites and HW problems

Survival of the fittest, improbability

Microbial growth

Rare recessive alleles

Binomial drift model

Binomial drift model n = 16
 
Simulation of a Fisher-Wright
model of drift with
200 demes of size 10

Understanding the calculation of inbreeding (F) from a pedigree

Dominance

Inbreeding regimes

Hardy 1908

 

Haldane 1924

 

Lewontin & Hubby 1966

 

Kimura 1968

 

Dean et al. 2002

 

Illinois corn experiment

 

Linnen et al. 2009 Selection in dear mouse

 

A balanced polymorphism in yeast

 

The rise and fall of kin selection?


A gene for success?

Photos

Allozyme gels

 

 An SSCP gel

 

A sequence alignment

 

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