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2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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BIO 281 - Conservation Genetics


Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
Conservation genetics focuses on themes such as: the loss of genetic variation in small populations, the effects of inbreeding, the genetic management of threatened species, and the contributions of molecular genetics to conservation. This course covers the conceptual background necessary for understanding the importance of genetic diversity in the avoidance of species extinctions. Students will learn about genetic diversity and allele and genotype frequencies and how to apply these concepts to understanding population evolution and species management. Complementing the theoretical aspects of the course will be methods for assessing and describing genetic diversity, and for assessing the risk of extinction of populations of plants and animals.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
At least one undergraduate course in genetics. May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.





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