Evolution of antibiotic resistance
Week 1 - Collection, plating, strain isolation
Week 2 - Test cultures against an array of antibiotics. Isolate resistant
Week 3 - Independent / Group Project: Use strains to investigate dynamics
of antibiotic resistance.
Week 4 - Continue antibiotic resistance projects.
Week 5 - Results, presentation of student investigative projects
Evolution of reproductive isolation
in the anther-smut fungus, Microbotryum violaceum.
Week 6 - Crosses among geographic isolates
Week 7 - Assessing the strength of pre-zygotic isolation - GenBank Exercise
Week 8 - Write-up / Presentation of data to class
Reconstructing Evolutionary History
Applied uses of phylogeny: literature,
medicine, and biology
Week 9 - Phylogeny reconstruction: principles and practice
Week 10 - Bible and bee projects
Week 11- Molecular evolution and phylogeny reconstruction: self guided
project - source of HIV
Analyzing Genetic Change
Genetic markers and their use
Week 12 - Allozyme variation in Silene alba
Week 13 - Principles of DNA sequencing
Week 14 - Independent projects using DNA sequence data
Final Student Presentations
Week 15 - Phylogenetics project presentations.
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