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BIO205 - Genetics
Catalog Description: Basic genetic concepts and topics. Structure, function, and interaction of DNA and RNA. Replication and mutation of DNA. Regulation of gene expression. Structure and function of eukaryotic cells, chromosomes, and their mutation. Transmission and inheritance of simple traits, molecular traits, and the calculation of molecule size through electrophoresis. Labs use breeding experiments and molecular biology. Current application of molecular genetics to mutations, populations, evolution, or disease and development may be discussed. Prerequisites: BIO 115 and CHE 101 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Lab: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1.Engage in activities utilizing the process of science.
2.Explain the structure and function of DNA.
3.Explain the structure and function of RNA.
4.Compare and contrast the structures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic chromosomes.
5.Compare and contrast DNA replication, transcription, and translation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
6.Explain the importance of gene regulation using examples from both prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
7.Use a Punnett Square to determine possible genetic combinations between two individuals.
8.Describe how genetic mutations arise both at the gene level and at the chromosomal level.
9.Apply analytical methods to population genetics (Hardy-Weinberg, Chi Squared, etc.).
10.Describe how genetic traits are transmitted.
11.Apply basic genetic and molecular techniques in a laboratory setting.
Effective Term: Fall 2019