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The course will develop the student’s awareness of how molecular genetic techniques, including modern ‘omics technologies, can be used to inform our understanding of aspects of ecology, evolution, population biology and conservation science. The course will describe the underlying central dogma of molecular biology that explains how genetic diversity arises and can be harnessed as molecular markers. It will then review the contribution of molecular genetics in individual, population and species level studies.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
The central dogma of molecular biology.
Molecular markers and PCR.
Microevolutionary processes and the Hardy-Weinberg paradigm.
Molecular markers in 1) population genetics; 2) phylogenetics; 3) relatedness and parentage
Genomics and transcriptomics.
By the end of the course students will be equipped with the knowledge and experience of a range of techniques currently used in molecular ecology, and appreciate emerging topics that will dictate how the field develops. The course will also provide direct experience of data analysis, interpretation and presentation.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Lab Report: Individual (75%), Poster (25%)
Resit: Resubmission of failed individual elements of continuous assessment
There are no assessments for this course.
Lab report: individualised, written feedback; formative feedback during practical session. Poster: verbal feedback during presentation, written individualised feedback on poster