This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.
Fall This course is not offered in Fall 2017
Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384 and Gen Bio Lab 01:119:117 or 01:119:102
This course will survey the major features of Eukaryotic genome architecture such as sex chromosomes, organelle genomes, introns and untranslated regions from the view point of population genetics theory. Prior knowledge of introductory population genetics (e.g. Genetics 486 Evolutionary Genetics) would be very helpful, but not required. A refresher on high school mathematics is strongly encouraged for understanding the material in this course.
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Course Satisfies Learning Goals
Students should know the basic architecture of Eukaryotic genomes, such as autosomes, sex chromosomes and organelle genomes. In addition they should know the basic organization of genes, such as introns, regulatory regions, untranslated regions, codon usage, and how these features evolve over time.
Departmental Goals: Students should use genetic information and ideas to critically analyze published research articles in genetics.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
5% Class Participation
10% Group Presentation
15% Midterm 1
20% Midterm 2
25% Final exam
The Origins of Genome Architecture, Michael Lynch
This course is not offered Fall 2016.
Dr. Kevin Chen
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.