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    Macalester College
  Jan 18, 2018
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 476 - Research in Biodiversity and Evolution

This course offers an opportunity to work with a faculty member on current research in animal diversity and evolution. Lab periods will be devoted to fieldwork, lab work, and data analysis. Lecture periods will focus on discussion of the scientific literature related to the research area undertaken. Research projects will be undertaken in the fields of population genetics, phylogenetic systematics, or biogeography. Techniques may include field collection of animals, species identification, DNA sequencing, analysis of genetic data sets, and scanning electron microscopy. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of lab per week. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 270  , BIOL 285 , Junior or Senior standing, and permission of instructor. Offered every other year. (4 Credits)