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    BIO 282-Evolution

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    Dates are approximate (except exams). If there is nothing listed on a specific date and we have finished the previous items, then prepare for the next item on the list.

     

    Wk DATE TOPICS/EVENTS
    CHAP.
    HW (5ed)
    TERM PAPER
    1
    3-Sep
    Introduction to course, instructor, classmates
    1
    6,7,14
    5-Sep
    Dawkins' 1982 Define terms; Defend your opinion (1 pg)
    2
    10-Sep
    Evolution—introduction, history and evidence for evolution
    2
    8-12
    12-Sep
    Natural selection
    3
    2,7,13
    3
    17-Sep
    Evolutionary Trees
    4
    1-6
    19-Sep
    Variation
    5
    3-7,16
    4
    24-Sep

    Population genetics I: selection and mutation

    6
    5-10
    26-Sep

    Discussion: Antonovics et al., 2006

    summary (define terms)
    5
    1-Oct
    Population genetics II: migration, drift, and nonrandom mating
    7
    1,2,5,7,8,10  
    3-Oct
    Discussion: Steadman et al., 2004
    Enlarged color figures
    summary (define terms)
    6
    8-Oct

    Evolution at multiple loci: linkage and sex
    8
    9-11  
    Topic
    10-Oct
    Exam 1 (Ch. 1-7 & papers) Evans et al., 2004
    summary (define terms)
    7
    15-Oct

    Quantitative genetics
    9
    1-6  
    17-Oct
    Exam 1 due @ start of class Caspi et al, 2003
    summary (define terms)
    8
    22-Oct
    Adaptation: form and function
    10
    1,4,5,8,14,15,17  
    24-Oct
     
       
    9
    29-Oct
    Sexual selection
    11
       
    31-Oct
    Holland & Rice, 1999
    summary (define terms)
    10
    5-Nov
    Kin selection and social behavior
    12
       
    7-Nov
    Lim et al., 2004
    summary (define terms)
    11
    12-Nov
    Life history
    13
       
    14-Nov
    Exam 2 (Ch 7-10 & papers)
       
    12
    19-Nov
    Evolution and human health Exam 2 due @ start of class
    14
       
    21-Nov
    Hamer et al., 1993 , Hamer et al., 1999
    summary (define terms)
    13
    26-Nov
    Speciation
    16
       
    Due
    28-Nov
    Thanksgiving
       
    14
    3-Dec
    Macroevolution
    17
       
    5-Dec
    Klimentidis et al., 2013
    summary (define terms)
    15
    10-Dec
    Exam 3 available (Ch. 13-xx & papers)
       
    12-Dec

    Reznick et al., 2004

    summary (define terms)
    Opt. resubmit
    16
    17-Dec
    Exam 3 due (midnight)
       

     

    Reading List
    1. Antonovics et al., 2006 - Avoidance of the E-word in the medical literature
    2. Caspi et al., 2003 - MAOA promoter and child abuse interaction
    3. Candolin & Heushele '08 - Reviewing primary literature
    4. Condit, 2007 - Communicating genetics to lay people
    5. Dawkins: 1978, 1981, 1982
    6. Darwin, 1872, The Origin of Species, 6th ed - Is the master still relevant?
    7. Evans et al., 2004 - Adaptive evolution of gene affecting human brain size
    8. Hamer et al., 1993, - X-linkage of male homosexuality
    9. Hamer et al., 1999 - Comments re. X-linkage for male homosexuality
    10. Holland & Rice, 1999 - Enforced monogamy reverses intersexual conflict
    11. Hornstein&Shomron 2006 - Canalization of development by microRNAs. Nat Genet 38 Suppl: S20-4
    12. Lim et al., 2004 - Gene expression influences behavior
    13. Mery & Kawecki - Experimental evolution of learning
    14. Neese, 2004, - Emotional health - A Darwinian perspective
    15. Rice & Hostert, 1993 - Speciation
    16. Steadman et al., 2004 - Myosin knockout allows skull size increase (+)
    17. Swanson, 2003, - Review: Gene family evolution
    18. Swanson et al., 2003 - Pervasive Adaptive Evolution in Mammalian Fertilization Proteins
    19. Wilson&Wilson, 2007 - Rethinking the theoretical foundation of scoiobiology
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