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BIOL 569 Developmental Evolution (3 credits)

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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Winter
  • 3 hours lecture
  • Prerequisites: BIOL 303 and BIOL 304; or permission of instructor.