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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 “An Introduction to Genetics” Genetics is the science of heredity. The discipline has a rich history and involves investigations of molecules, cells, organisms, and populations using may different experimental approaches. Not only does genetic information play a significant role during evolution, its expression influences the functioning of individual at all levels. Genetics thus unifies the study of biology and has had a profound impact on human affairs. Topic Readings in K&C 1.1 From Mendel to DNA in less than a century 2 - 4 1.2 Discovery of the double helix 5-7 1.3. Genomics and Recombinant DNA technology 7-8 1.4 The impact of genetic engineering 8-11 1.5 Genetic model organisms 11-13 Genetics, Technology and Society 14 An Introduction to my teaching philosophy 1.1 From Mendel to DNA in Less Than a Century Genetics is the science of heredity. Genetics- The way in which genetic information is 1. Transmitted 2. Stored 3. Altered 4. Expressed 5. Regulated What is a gene? 1. The basic unit of heredity. 2. A linear array of nucleotides located on a chromosome. -Nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA....
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2008 for the course SORC 330 taught by Professor Brick during the Spring '08 term at Colorado State.
- Spring '08