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BIOL 262. Genetics

Credits: 4
Department: Biology
Description: Transmission, molecular, and population genetics with an emphasis on their application to human disease, agriculture, and evolution.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151, BIOL 152, CHEM 210
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain how genes are passed from parent to offspring.
2. Predict the probability of specific outcomes occurring, given a specific genetic cross.
3. Describe the structure and organization of genes and chromosomes.
4. Explain how DNA, RNA, and proteins produce traits in organisms.
5. Differentiate between several mechanism by which cells and organisms regulate gene expression in response to environmental and physiologic changes.
6. Analyze data resulting from given genetic crosses (pedigrees and specific crosses) and propose one or more genetic mechanisms that could produce that outcome.
7. Identify what type of genetic changes result in which type of human syndromes/conditions.
8. Discuss the importance of polyploidy in plants as it pertains to agriculture.
9. Propose how a specific type of change to a chromosome will affect an organism.
10. Identify chemical and physical agents that mutate DNA and explain their mechanism(s) of action.

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