Information Package / Course Catalogue
Population Biology
Course Code: ZTB501
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

To determine the relationship between gene and genotypes in population and to stressed the population equilibrium and factors affecting equilibrium.

Course Content

Determining the structure of populations, changing the genetic structure of the population, mutation, migration, selection and random drift factors such as the theory of evolution and quantitative genetic theory are examined and the student to gain basic knowledge about these areas.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.1. To be able to comprehend the historical development of population biology and evolution
2.2. To be able to comprehend the balance of population, mutation, migration, selection and adaptation
3.3. To be able to estimate the population size for breeding purpose
4.4. To be able to produce an idea about the genetic structure of populations
5.5. To be able to create variation to improve new genotypes, and predict the effects of gene
Recommended or Required Reading
1.1. Wilson, E. O. And Bossert, W.H. 1973. Einführung in die populationsbiologie
2.2. Wricke, G. 1972. Populationsgenetik.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Population as a basic unit of ecology
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 2 - Theoretical
Dynamic of a population
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 3 - Theoretical
Interaction of populations
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 4 - Theoretical
Genetic structure of populations
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 5 - Theoretical
Hardy-Weinberg’s populations
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 6 - Theoretical
Factors affecting genetic structure of population
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 7 - Theoretical
Mutation
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 10 - Theoretical
Selection I
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 11 - Theoretical
Selection II
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 12 - Theoretical
Essential selection types
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 13 - Theoretical
The combine effects of factors affecting genetic structure of population
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 14 - Theoretical
Genetic polymorphism
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 15 - Theoretical
Presentation of assignments
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Term Project2132066
Midterm Examination101010
Final Examination1103040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
5
3
2
2
4
3
2
4
5
3
OÇ-2
4
2
2
2
4
3
2
5
5
4
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OÇ-5
5
2
1
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2
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3
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5
3
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