Techniques in Molecular Ecology and Systematics

A course on the techniques employed in molecular ecology and molecular systematics, such as DNA fingerprinting, DNA sequencing, phylogenetics and 'DNA barcoding.' The class will discuss primary literature in the areas of ecology, systematics, conservation biology and biodiversity, with an emphasis on the appropriate application of molecular techniques in these disciplines and on the interpretation of molecular data. Laboratory projects will involve DNA sequencing and phylogenetics. (Not offered 2022-23).

Prerequisite: Organismal Biology and Ecology 208 and either Organismal Biology and Ecology 280 or Molecular Biology 231 or consent of instructor.

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