Genome 453   J. Felsenstein
Evolutionary Genetics   Autumn, 2015

Syllabus

Date Topic Readings
     
9/30-10/5 History of genetics in evolution Futuyma: Chap. 1
    H&F5: sections 2.3, 2.5, 3.0
    Greene, passim
    Barton: Chap. 1
    Charlesworths: 48-49
     
10/7-10/19 Elements of population genetics H&C: Chaps. 2-6
    Futuyma: Chaps. 9, 10, 12
    Gillespie: Chaps. 1-3
    Charlesworths: 33-35, 49-64, 85-04,
                              124-125, 144-158, 42-45,
                              159-164, 195-205
    H&F5: 5.5, 6, 7
    Graur & Li: Chap. 2
    Barton: Chaps. 12, 13, 15-18
     
     
10/21-10/23 Quantitative genetics H&C: Chap. 8
    Futuyma: Chap. 13
    Gillespie: Chap. 6
    H&F5: Chap. 9
    Charlesworths: 114-122
    Barton: Chap. 14
     
10/26-10/30    Kin and species selection, H&C: Chap. 5 (later part)
  punctuated equilibrium, etc. Futuyma: Chaps. 16, 4 (pp. 95 on), 11 (p. 292 on)
    H&F5: Chap. 12
    Barton: Chaps. 21, 10
    Charlesworths: 101-106
     
11/2-11/6 Molecular variation H&C: Chaps. 4, 7
    Futuyma: Chap. 10 (pp. 268-272)
    Gillespie: middle of Chap. 2 again
    Charlesworths: 14-27, 205-206
    H&F5: Chap. 5 (box on pp. 162-163)
    Barton: Chap. 13
     
11/9 Midterm exam Some or all of the above
     
11/11 Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day)
and Admission Day
 
     
11/13-11/20 Molecular evolution Graur & Li, chaps. 3-5
    H&C: Chap. 7
    Futuyma: Chaps. 2, 19 pp. 468-470
    Gillespie: pp. 32-40
    Charlesworths: 257-261, 108-109
    H&F5: Chap. 4, also box
on p. 256.
    Barton: Chap. 27 (on-line, not in book)
     
11/23-11/25 Coalescent trees of genes H&C: in Chap. 3, start at "Gene trees and coalescence"
    Gillespie: pp. 40-47
    Futuyma: Chap. 10 pages 259-261; Chap. 2, pages 42-45
Chap. 9, page 273 on
    H&F5: pp. 272-274
    Barton pp. 420-432, 541, 731-733
    Charlesworths: 207-215
     
11/26 and 11/27 Thanksgiving holiday
and "Black Friday"
 
     
11/30-12/4 Chromosome evolution Futuyma: Chap. 3, page 73 on; Chap. 8, page 209 on;
Chap. 18, page 505 on; Chap. 20, page 562 on end)
    Stebbins, Chaps. 1,4,5
    Barton: pp. 375-378
    Charlesworths: 4-5, 541
    H&F5: 5.4
     
12/7-12/11 Evolution of genetic systems Futuyma: Chap. 15 pp. 399-410;
    Gillespie: Chap. 7
    Charlesworths: 483-484, 444-449, 539-540, 546-561
    Barton: Chap. 23
    H&F5: box on p. 301, section 8.3
    Maynard Smith & Szathmary: Chap. 9, parts of Chap. 10

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 16, 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).


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.)
H&F5: Herron and Freeman (5th ed.)

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


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Class Web site
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