Universität Wien FIND

300329 VO Introduction into evolutionary biology (2016S)

Principles of molecular evolution - from gene evolution to speciation

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Beginn: 02.03.2016, letzter Termin voraussichtlich 6.4.2016
Ort: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Kurssaal
Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Seiteneingang Burgring
Rückfragen an: elisabeth.haring@univie.ac.at oder 01/52177332



Language: German

Examination dates



Jeweils MO-DO von 18.00-19:30 Uhr


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture deals with basic ideas and methods of molecular evolutionary genetics, which will be illustrated by current research and classical papers. The topics comprise gene evolution, chromosome evolution, genome evolution, mobile DNA, non-coding DNA, neutral vs. adaptive evolution, epigenetics, molecular systematics, homology at the DNA level, molecular markers (DNA-sequences, mikrosatellites), "ancient DNA", phylogenetic trees, phylogeography, convergence, gene introgression, species concepts and speciation, conservation genetics, family pedigrees

Assessment and permitted materials

Schriftliche Abschlussprüfung

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Begleitende Literatur und Informationsmaterial werden im Laufe der LV ausgegeben

Association in the course directory

MEV 1, MZO W-5, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

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