Genome 562 Population Genetics
Winter, 2013 J. Felsenstein

Syllabus

DateTopicReading
January 7Introduction; Hardy-Weinberg proportionsI.1-I.3
9Multiple alleles, difft. sexesI.4, I.6
11Sex-linkageI.7
 
14Linkage and linkage disequilibriumI.8
16Natural SelectionII.1-II.2
18" "II.4, II.5
 
21HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King Day
23Polymorphisms and fitnessII.6-II.8
25" " "II.9-II.11
 
28Kin, group and species selectionII.12
30MutationIII.1-III.3
February 1Maintenance of deleterious mutantsIII.4-III.6
 
4Migration, ClinesIV.1-IV.12
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8Inbreeding in pedigreesV.1-V.6
 
11Regular systems of matingV.9-V.12, V.15
13Inbreeding depressionV.13, V.14
15Genetic driftVI.1-VI.4
 
18HOLIDAY: Presidents' Day
20Class adjourned for Primate Genomics Symposium
22Effective population sizeVI.5-VI.8
 
25Neutral mutation theoryVII.1-VII.2
27Trees of genesX.4-X.6
March 1Trees of genes, the sequelX.8
 
 
4Molecular evolutionVII.7, VII.8
6Drift and other forcesVII.4,VII.5
8Drift and other forcesVII.9
 
11Genetics of quantitative charactersIX.1-IX.5
13Components of varianceIX.6-IX.9
15Selection response" "


Homeworks will be assigned each week, to be turned in the next week.

Exams: none.


Text: Theoretical Evolutionary Genetics, by Joe Felsenstein, publication to be arranged, hopefully about $27

The text will also be available as a PDF that can be downloaded:
from this link


Course web page: http://evolution.gs.washington.edu/gs562/2013/