BIOL 569 Developmental Evolution (3 credits)

Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

Overview

Biology (Sci) : The influence of developmental mechanisms on evolution. This course draws on recent examples from plants and invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Topics include homology, modularity, dissociation, co-option, evolutionary novelty, evolution of cis-regulation and gene regulatory networks, developmental constraint and evolvability, heterochrony, phenotypic plasticity, and canalization.

Terms: Winter 2019

Instructors: Ehab Abouheif, Hans Carl Larsson (Winter)

  • Winter

  • 3 hours lecture

  • Prerequisites: BIOL 303 and BIOL 304; or permission of instructor.