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to the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama. At this site you will find information about undergraduate degrees, courses and programs, and contact information for faculty, staff, and graduate students. You will also find descriptions of faculty research programs, and graduate programs in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics and Molecular and Cellular Biology.



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Research Spotlight

  • Evolution of morphology

    Dr. Yoder’s lab uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to learn how genetic changes have been responsible for the evolution of diverse animal forms. He looks at how altered gene expression (when and where genes are turned on or off) has shaped the fly’s abdomen. For example, male Drosophila have fewer segments in their abdomen […]