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Course Title[Course Code]:Evolution (Advanced)[Gen 607]

Faculty: Agriculture
Department: Genetics
Program: Cytogenetics
Compulsory / Elective:Elective
Postgraduate(Master-First Semester or Second Semester)
Hours:
Lecture:( 2 ) Practical / Clinical:( 2 ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
Origin of cells and unicellular evolution: Origin of basic biological molecules; abiotic synthesis of organic monomers and polymers; concept of Oparin and Haldane; experiment of Miller (1953); the first cell; evolution of prokaryotes; origin of eukaryotic cells; evolution of unicellular eukaryotes; Origin of life (including aspects of periodic environment and molecular evolution); Emergence of evolutionary thoughts: Lamarck; Darwin–concepts of variation, adaptation, struggle, fitness and natural selection; Mendelism; spontaneity of mutations; the evolutionary synthesis; concepts of evolution, The rise of organic evolution; mechanisms of speciation; Hardy-Weinberg genetic equilibrium; genetic polymorphisms and selection;