Apr 24, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 398 - Microbial Evolution


This course will explore evolutionary biology from a microbial point of view. Students will compare and contrast microbial evolution with the evolution of larger organisms. They will learn how microbial evolution follows all of the same basic processes as plant and animal evolution, and how the details of microbial growth and ecology can alter the outcomes of those processes. Topics will include randomness during evolution, natural selection, and sources of genetic variation. Particular attention will be paid to the practice of using microbes to study evolution, including how evolutionary biologists use experimental evolution to observe evolutionary processes in real time.

Prerequisites
BIO 221 Microbiology  

Credits 1