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Evolution and Development

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Neil Gostling

Module overview

This module will deliver a comprehensive analysis of the topics associated with evolutionary developmental biology. This will involve exploring the theory of evolution; embryology and molecular pathways of development; what the fossil record tells us about development and the timings of emergence of species, body plans and morphological characters; how this can be used to produce trees elucidating evolutionary relationships. This module will link traditional 19th century topics of evolutionary theory and embryology with 21st century insights from phylogenetics, developmental and molecular biology and palaeontology

Linked modules

(BIOL1004 or BIOL1003) and BIOL2001

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