BIOL 202 (Winter or Summer)

Basic Genetics

(for Summer schedule – see Summer Studies Calendar)


Instructor(s):
N. Moon (Coordinator) Bellini 266 (514) 398-2982 nam.moon@mcgill.ca
D. Schoen N3/8A (514) 398-6461 daniel.schoen@mcgill.ca
L. Nilson
N5/8
(514) 398-6448
laura.nilson@mcgill.ca
T. Bernhardt (Administrator)
W3/25A
(514) 398-6416
torsten.bernhardt@mcgill.ca
Workload:
3 credits (3-0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Restriction:
Not open to students who have taken or are taking LSCI 204
Content:

The course is designed to convey basic information on the principles of heredity in the light of modern advances in molecular biology, problems, and applications deemed relevant for the various major programs in the biological sciences.  The topics covered (not necessarily in this order) include:

1)  CHROMOSOMAL BASIS OF INHERITANCE
2)  CLASSICAL DIPLOID GENETICS
3)  EXTRACHROMOSOMAL GENETICS
4)  MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF GENETICS AND GENETIC ANALYSIS
5)  MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF MUTAGENESIS, MUTATIONS AND REPAIR OF MUTATIONS
6)  MOLECULAR MARKERS, GENE CLONING; OTHER MOLECULAR TOOLS
7)  GENOMICS AND  BIOINFORMATICS
8)  GENETIC ANALYSIS OF DEVELOPMENT
9)   EUKARYOTIC CHROMOSOME MAPPING IN DIPLOIDS: MAPPING GENES IN  MODEL SYSTEMS AND HUMAN
10) HUMAN GENETICS, CANCER GENETICS, PROSPECTS FOR GENE THERAPY, GENETIC COUNSELING
11) POPULATION GENETICS, QUANTITATIVE INHERITANCE

       
Readings:
Textbook: Custom textbook with selected chapters from Griffiths, A. et al. Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 11th edition and from Pierce, B. Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, 5th edition.
Method:
 Three one-hour lectures and one (optional) problem based conference per week.
Evaluation:

(Winter course) Mid-term, final examination. Multiple choice and short answer.
(Summer course)  Mid-term, final examination.  Multiple choice and short answer.

 
 
 
 
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Last update: June 16, 2017