Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Molecular Ecology and Evolution

Molecular methods are increasingly used in ecology. This course provides an overview and in-depth knowledge on the implementation of molecular methods on ecological and evolutionary problems.

A range of methods will be used to detect and analyse genetic variation on different levels. The two disciplines population genetics and molecular biology will be integrated to study the dynamics of the evolutionary changes at a molecular level.

The course is based on practical learning, combining sampling and handling of environmental samples with the use of molecular markers, analysis of DNA-sequences and phylogenetical analyses.

The theoretical parts treat implementation of molecular methods, identification of species and individuals, phylogeography, population genetics and relationships between gene expression and ecosystem functions. The course also covers areas such as genetic variation, rate and patterns of nucleotide substitutions and genome evolution as well as phylogeny.


Course code:  BI-1164
Credits: 15 HEC
Level: Advanced D

Period 3, January - Mars 2013

Contakt: Karina Clemmensen


Prerequisites: Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits biology. 10 credits in genetics or 5 credits in genetics and 5 credits in ecology have to be included. English skills equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.

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