PřF:Bi8150 Evolutionary biology - Course Information
Bi8150 Evolutionary biologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 3/0/0. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. RNDr. Miloš Macholán, CSc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Miloš Macholán, CSc.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Miloš Macholán, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
- Fri 8:00–10:50 B11/132
- genetics; molecular biology
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of this course students will have gained ability to: understand and explain principles of microevolutionary processes and mechanisms, evolution on the molecular level, adaptations, behavioral and ecological aspects of evolution, origin of life on Earth, origin and evolution of sexual reproduction, origin of species (speciation), macroevolutionary trends, classification of organisms and phylogeny inference, human evolution and cultural evolution; they should be able to interpret zoological and/or botanical phenomena from the view of the evolutionary theory and suggest falsifiable hypotheses for solving a wide range of biological questions.
- Learning outcomes
- The graduent of the course will be able to grasp general questions of evolutionary biology and basic principles of micro- and macroevolution and to apply them to specific conditions of his/her study or professional subject.
- 1. Evolution and evolutionary biology
- 2. History of life on Earth
- 3. Genetic and phenotypic variation
- 4. Origin of genetic variation
- 5. Natural selection
- 6. Random genetic drift
- 7. Molecular evolution
- 8. Adaptation and natural selection
- 9. Conflict and cooperation I
- 10. Conflict and cooperation II
- 11. Origin of life
- 12. Evolution of genetic systems
- 13. Speciation
- 14. Macroevolution
- 15. Human evolution and cultural evolution
- recommended literature
- FLEGR, Jaroslav. Evoluční biologie. 2., oprav. a rozšíř. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2009. 569 s. ISBN 9788020017673. info
- not specified
- SVOBODA, Jiří and Miloš MACHOLÁN. Předkové. Evoluce člověka (Ancestors. Human Evolution). 2nd ed. Praha: Academia, 2017. 480 pp. ISBN 978-80-200-2750-4. info
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The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
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