|Department of Biology|
|Instructor:||Dr. Jan Trybula
205-A Stowell Hall
Genetics Essentials: Concepts and Connections, 1st edition.
WH Freeman & Co.
|Course description from Undergraduate Catalog:|
| Principles of genetics, including
Mendelian studies, chromosomal considerations, and biochemical
understanding the genetic material and how it functions.
Prerequisites: BIOL 125 or 151, 152.
Laboratory required for Biology and Biochemistry majors and Biology minors.
|Course content and What to expect:|
|At its core, genetics is about heredity, the passing of traits from parents to offspring. Genetics is concerned with 1) how these traits are coded, 2) how they normally remain stable from one generation to the next, and 3) how new variants of traits arise. Genetics is used to study molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels of biological complexity. As such, genetics is central to all of biology. In this course, we will study examples from prokaryotic systems as well as eukaryotic systems in fungi, plants, and animals. Many new terms will be introduced and understanding of the concepts behind those terms is important. Throughout the semester, the information will build upon what has been presented before.|
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