Changes in the sequence, size, and structure of genomes are critical to understanding patterns and processes of evolution. This course will cover key concepts underlying genome evolution with a focus on plant lineages. Coursework will include lecture attendance as well as reading primary literature in preparation for discussion. Students will learn principles of genome evolution as well as approaches to reading and understanding primary literature. This course is intended to be an interactive learning environment, and participation and discussion will be facilitated and encouraged.
The class will meet on Fridays 2.30-3.20 pm in PBB 303.