Biology: Molecular, Cell, and DevelopmentalBIOL 177 Evolutionary Systematics

Overview of evolutionary systematics: morphological and molecular characteristics, species concepts, biogeographic patterns, cladistics, molecular systematics, and nomenclature. Laboratories include character acquisition, databasing, phylogenetic reconstruction and work in collections of the California Academy of Sciences. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 277. A taxon-based upper-division course is recommended as preparation.