BIOL 569 Developmental Evolution (3 credits)

Note: This is the 20132014 edition of the eCalendar. Update the year in your browser's URL bar for the most recent version of this page, or click here to jump to the newest eCalendar.

Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

Overview

Biology (Sci) : The influence of developmental mechanisms on evolution. This course draws on recent examples from plants and invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Topics include homology, modularity, dissociation, co-option, evolutionary novelty, evolution of cis-regulation and gene regulatory networks, developmental constraint and evolvability, heterochrony, phenotypic plasticity, and canalization.

Terms: Winter 2014

Instructors: Hans Carl Larsson, Ehab Abouheif (Winter)

  • Winter

  • 3 hours lecture

  • Prerequisites: BIOL 303 and BIOL 304; or permission of instructor.