This unit focuses on the application of genetics to ecology and evolution, with a particular emphasis on biodiversity conservation and restoration. It also examines how traits, genes and genomes change over time, and how this can be applied to understanding of genetic diversity and evolution at the level of populations, species and higher-order taxonomic groupings. Lectures will be illustrated by discussion of several key examples drawn from both plant and animal studies. Laboratory, computer and field-based practical classes will introduce students to restoration genetics field experiments and their analysis; genetic simulations under conservation scenarios; the use of DNA markers in biological forensics; and how we determine how traits evolve.
|Unit name||Applied Genetics and Biotechnology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Rebecca Jones|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Explain how genetics can help inform plant and animal conservation strategies as well as be used to study the evolution and diversity of living organisms
- Analyze and interpret genetic data to draw conclusions about the evolution and diversity of populations and species
- Communicate genetics and biotechnology information using a range of formats relevant to professional scientists
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PrerequisitesKPZ215 - Genetics and Evolution OR KPA215 - Genetics and Evolution
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KPA377 AND KPA373
2 hour lecture/tutorial and 3 hour practical each week
|Assessment||Hop report (10%)|Restoration genetics report (20%)|Practical class reports (30%)|Examination (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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