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Evolution

Code: 
BIOL-303
Semester: 
E Semester
Course type: 
Obligatory
Course units: 
4
ECTS units: 
6

Hours per week

Theory: 
4
Training: 
1

Instructors

Assistant Professor

Description

Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences):  To understand the basic mechanisms of the evolution of life.

Course contents: Evolution as a unifying principle in biology. The adaptive significance of genetic variation. Theory of natural selection. Population structure. Molecular evolution, macroevolution and coevolution. Sociobiology.

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The Department of Biology of the University of Crete was established in 1981 and is today an internationally recognized center for contemporary university education and research in the field of Biology.

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