Details of LS2201 (Spring 2020)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 2.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS2201 Evolutionary Biology Anindita Bhadra


Recap of Natural selection theory. Primate evolution brief overview.
Variation, Adaptation; Speciation.
Population theory and population genetics.
Sexual selection; co-evolution.
Levels of natural selection: Individual selection; Group Selection; Kin selection; altruism and the evolution of cooperation.
An introduction to taxonomy: Why do we need taxonomy? Classification of plants and animals; Introduction to the concept of cladistics and phylogeny; Introduction to molecular phylogeny.
Life history evolution

Prescribed texts:

Futuyma, D (2005). Evolution. Sinauer Associates, MA, USA.

Strickberger, M.W. (2000) Evolution. Jones and Bartlett, MA, USA.

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 4 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed