Genetics, classically defined as the study of heredity, has evolved into a discipline whose limits are continually expanded by innovative molecular technologies. This course covers the experimental basis for our current understanding of the inheritance, structures, and functions of genes. It introduces approaches used by contemporary geneticists and molecular biologists to explore questions in areas of biology ranging from evolution to medicine. The laboratory part of the course provides an experimental introduction to modern genetic analysis. Laboratory experiments include linkage analysis, bacterial transformation with plasmids and DNA restriction mapping.
Class Format: lecture/laboratory, six hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on biweekly problem sets, weekly laboratory exercises and laboratory reports, and examinations
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and 102
Department Notes: satisfies the distribution requirement in the Biology major.
Material and Lab Fees:
Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: BGNP Recommended Courses,BIMO Required Courses
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 84
Class Number: 1123
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