Courses & Units

Genetics and Evolution III KPZ310

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is about how genetics is used to study development and evolution, and gives an overview of the genetic approaches and techniques that are now an essential part of almost every area of biology. The lecture component examines ways in which genes and genomes are studied and how this provides us with key information about what genes do, and how they work together to control the development and functioning of an organism. It also examines how 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. This theoretical background will be complemented in the practical component, which will cover basic skills in analysis of gene sequences and genetic variation, through a series of computer-based exercises and a laboratory-based project. These activities will also emphasize interpretation and presentation of results.

Summary

Unit name Genetics and Evolution III
Unit code KPZ310
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator Associate Professor James (Jim) Weller
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission into a Masters course OR KPZ215 (or KPA215)

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KPA376 AND KPA377

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture and 3-hr practical each week

AssessmentTest or quiz (100%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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