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300132 SE Basics and current progress in theory of evolution (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

We aim to hold the course in presence unless the COVID situation is getting worse.

Monday 04.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 11.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 18.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 25.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 15.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 22.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 29.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 06.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 13.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 10.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 17.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 24.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1
Monday 31.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.004, Ebene 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar focuses on a particular topic each semester and aims to illuminate it using a series of papers, including classical seminal papers that have set the stage as well as recent developments. In the WS, we will focus on "evolvability," the genetic and developmental properties that enable organisms to evolve.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each student gives a seminar on one of the papers from the list. Reading of all papers is however required in order to participate in the discussion. Discussion and presentation are in English.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presentation and discsussion.

Examination topics

Reading list

Literature seminar WS2021

Waddington, C. H. (1942). Canalization of development and the inheritance of acquired characters. Nature, 150(3811), 563-565.
Houle, D. (1992). Comparing evolvability and variability of quantitative traits. Genetics, 130(1), 195-204.
Schuster, P., Fontana, W., Stadler, P. F., & Hofacker, I. L. (1994). From sequences to shapes and back: a case study in RNA secondary structures. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 255(1344), 279-284.
Wagner, G. P., & Altenberg, L. (1996). Perspective: complex adaptations and the evolution of evolvability. Evolution, 50(3), 967-976.
Dawkins, R. (1997). Ch. 7 Kaleidoscopic Embryos. In R. Dawkins. Climbing mount improbable (pp. 224-255 ). WW Norton & Company.
Kirschner, M., & Gerhart, J. (1998). Evolvability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95(15), 8420-8427.
Rutherford, S. L., & Lindquist, S. (1998). Hsp90 as a capacitor for morphological evolution. Nature, 396(6709), 336-342.
Gibson, G., & Wagner, G. (2000). Canalization in evolutionary genetics: a stabilizing theory?. BioEssays, 22(4), 372-380.
Hendrikse, J. L., Parsons, T. E., & Hallgrímsson, B. (2007). Evolvability as the proper focus of evolutionary developmental biology. Evolution & development, 9(4), 393-401.
Hansen, T. F., & Houle, D. (2008). Measuring and comparing evolvability and constraint in multivariate characters. Journal of evolutionary biology, 21(5), 1201-1219.
Wagner, A. (2008). Robustness and evolvability: a paradox resolved. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275(1630), 91-100.
Jablonski, D. (2020). Developmental bias, macroevolution, and the fossil record. Evolution & development, 22(1-2), 103-125.

Association in the course directory

MAN 3, M-WZB, MZO W-4, PhD (DSPL 54 und DSPL 55)

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