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Principles of Genetics (BIOL 226)

Term: 2021-2022 Academic Year Fall Semester


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Tue-Thu, 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM (8/23/2021 - 12/17/2021) Location: MAIN WTLAB 109
Wed, 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM (8/23/2021 - 12/17/2021) Location: MAIN WTLAB 109


This course is to enable students understand the fundamental terms and principles of genetics and its importance to society at large, especially the hereditary nature of traits that are fundamental to who and what we are. The fundamental concepts in genetics will be reviewed (cell types, units of heredity, alleles, phenotypes, DNA, RNA, gene locations in chromosomes, mitosis and meiosis, mutations). Topics to be covered include, chromosome and cellular reproduction, heredity, sex determination and sex-linked characteristics, pedigree analysis and genetic testing, linkage, recombination, and gene mapping, bacterial and viral genes, chromosomal variation, DNA and the chemical nature of the gene, RNA, the genetic code, regulation of gene expression, gene mutations and repair, molecular genetics and biotechnology, genomics and proteomics, organelle DNA, developmental genetics and immunogenetics, and also cancer, quantitative, evolutionary and population genetics. Lab included. Prerequisi