Genome 453   J. Felsenstein
Evolutionary Genetics   Autumn, 2013

This syllabus has its dates updated to 2013, but some of the page numbers and section numbers in the textboook still need to be updated to reflect the latest editions.

Syllabus

These readings are still approximate, because for some recent editions of these books I am working from the Table of Contents at the publisher's web sites, so I just cite chapters. When I get to go through the actual books I will make the page references more exact.

Date Topic Readings
     
9/25-9/30 History of genetics in evolution Futuyma: Chap. 1
    Ridley: Chap. 1, 2.8
    F&H3: Box 2.1, Chap. 2 (passim) (i.e. here and there)
    Greene, passim
    Barton: Chap. 1
    Charlesworths: 48-49
     
10/2-10/14 Elements of population genetics H&C: Chaps. 2-6
    Futuyma: Chaps. 9, 12
    Gillespie: Chaps. 1-3
    Charlesworths: 33-35, 49-64, 85-04,
                              124-125, 144-158, 42-45,
                              159-164, 195-205
    Ridley: Chaps. 5-6
    F&H3: Chaps. 4, 5, 6
    Graur & Li: Chap. 2
    Barton: Chaps. 12, 13, 15-18
     
     
10/15-10/18 Quantitative genetics H&C: Chap. 8
    Futuyma: Chap. 13
    Ridley: Chap. 9
    Gillespie: Chap. 6
    F&H3: Chap. 8
    Charlesworths: 114-122
    Barton: Chap. 14
     
10/18-10/23    Kin and species selection, H&C: Chap. 5 (later part)
  punctuated equilibrium, etc. Futuyma: Chaps. 14, 4 (later part), 21
    Ridley: 8.12, 8.13, Chaps. 12, 20
    F&H3: 11.1
    Barton: Chaps. 21, 10
    Charlesworths: 101-106
     
10/25-10/30 Molecular variation H&C: Chaps. 4, 7
    Futuyma: Chap. 10
    Ridley: 145-146
    Gillespie: middle of Chap. 2 again
    Charlesworths: 14-27, 205-206
    F&H3: 4.4, 14.1, 4.2
    Barton: Chap. 13
     
11/1 Midterm exam Some or all of the above
     
11/4-11/8 Molecular evolution Graur & Li, chaps. 3-5
    H&C: Chap. 7
    Ridley: Chaps. 7, 10
    Futuyma: Chaps. 2, 19 pp. 468-470
    Gillespie: pp. 32-40
    Charlesworths: 257-261, 108-109
    F&H3: 19.3
    Barton: Chap. 27 (on-line, not in book)
     
11/11 Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day)
and Admission Day
 
     
11/13-11/15 Molecular evolution (same as above)
(lecturer: on 11/15:    
Mary Kuhner)    
     
11/18-11/20 Coalescent trees of genes H&C: in Chap. 3, start at "Gene trees and coalescence"
(lecturer:   Gillespie: pp. 40-47
Mary Kuhner)   Futuyma: Chap. 10 pages 227-228, 241-243, also p. 291, p. 391
    F&H: pp. 752-759
    Barton pp. 420-432, 541, 731-733
    Charlesworths: 207-215
     
11/22-11/27 Chromosome evolution Futuyma: pp. 181-185, pp. 369-370, pp. 396-399 end)
(lecturer on 11/22:   Stebbins, Chaps. 1,4,5
Mary Kuhner)   F&H3: 4.2, 4.3
    Barton: pp. 375-378
    Ridley: 2.4, 3.6, 4.5, 16.10
    Charlesworths: 4-5, 541
     
11/24-11/25 Thanksgiving holiday  
     
12/2-12/6 Evolution of genetic systems Futuyma: Chap. 17 pp. 416-426
    Gillespie: Chap. 7
    Charlesworths: 483-484, 444-449, 539-540, 546-561
    F&H3: pp. 274-285, Box 11.3 p. 434
    Barton: Chap. 23
    Maynard Smith & Szathmary: Chap. 9, parts of Chap. 10
    Ridley: 4.5, 8-9-8.11,11.3,11.5
    Barton: Chap. 23

There will be review sessions, one before each of the exams, at which you can ask questions. These will be scheduled by agreement between the class and me at times different from the class sessions.


The final exam will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2:30-4:30 pm   in the lecture room. (Comment -- that is the time and date that is assigned by the University's scheduling system, in order to avoid conflicts between exams of different classes. Please keep it in mind when making your December break plans. ) (I have no idea why in the My Class Resources box in MyUW it says we have no final exam. We do!)


Abbreviations for authors of books (see the list at our web pages of Books on Reserve at OUGL):

H&C: Hartl and Clark (4th ed.)
F&H3: Freeman and Herron (3rd ed.)

Readings for Graur and Li are for either 1st or 2nd edition.


For class news, watch the News section of the course web page.


Class Web site
http://evolution.gs.washington.edu/gs453/2011/index.html
(if you forget this, you can find it through Courses in the Genome Sciences Department site which can be found as a Medical School department from the main UW page.)