Molecular evolution (Simakov)

Course Academic Credits: 2 ECTS
Content: The subject of this lecture will be the basic structure and composition of bacterial, archaeal, and eucaryotic genomes and their evolution. Fundamental mechanisms of molecular evolution will be explained such as gene duplication, genome duplication, gene conversion, exon shuffling, transposition, mutation and conservation of DNA and protein sequences, saturation of observed substitutions, molecular clock. Further, mechanisms and role of lateral gene transfer between procaryotes will be discussed.
Details and registration: u:find Univ. of Vienna
Course number: 300036 (Summer term)

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