GS11 1103 Evolution of DNA and Protein Sequences

Fu, Yun-Xin. Three semester hours. Fall, odd-numbered years. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: Calculus, statistics, and consent of instructor.

This course will provide basic principles for understanding factors that govern the evolution of DNA and protein sequences. Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn about the formation and evolution of multigene families and other evolutionary phenomena. They will also be introduced to statistical methods and computer programs for analyzing DNA and protein sequence data. There will be computer demonstrations of some topics. The application of these principles and methods to genome-wide epidemiology will be discussed.