BI321Sp08 lecture 01

BI321Sp08 lecture 01 - Biology 321 Genetics Spring 2008 Dr....

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Biology 321 Genetics Spring 2008 Dr. Sandra Schulze Office BI409 Office Hours: WF 2:30PM – 3:30PM Grading • Exam I: 25% • Exam II: 25% • Exam III: 25% • Problem sets 25% * •No specific grades for attendance or participation, BUT if your grade is border line and you were active in these categories I will bump you to a higher grade • *QUIZ FRIDAY on mitosis and meiosis – this quiz will count as one problem set!
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Assignments • Seven problem sets throughout the quarter • Reading assignments and MORE problems from the text/my fevered brain • This course requires both LEARNING FACTS and SOLVING PROBLEMS • Exams will be sometimes similar, sometimes quite different from the problem sets and text book, but the principles you use to solve them will be the same! • At the end of the year I will grade ONE or TWO problems from each set – this will form 25% of your final grade. How will we use the class time? • 3 days a week, 1hr 20m per lecture • Break in middle of lecture, or leave 5 minutes earlier? VOTE! • Fridays: assigned problem sets due AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS!!! • Wednesdays: will include both lecture and tutorial.
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Policies • If you have to reschedule an exam due to illness, family crisis etc., you must have certification from a health professional The “self-described” illness form from the student health center will not serve as a substitute. • Requests for re-grading of an exam must be submitted to me in writing (proper grammar, full sentences, clear logic) within one week (five business days) of the return date of the graded exam ( be aware also that I will re-grade the ENTIRE exam – so your mark may go up or down. Also, I copy ~50% of the exams) Blackboard • I will post lectures the day before class BUT the lectures may change DURING class • Extra readings will be posted on blackboard as they arise. • Solutions to the problem sets will be posted in blackboard. • Exam solutions will be posted on the 321 board, 4 th floor, outside BI463 (Cell Physiology lab).
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Course Goals • Introduction to some new concepts (learning new facts) • Problem solving (using lots of facts) • Critical thinking (privileged knowledge)
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Course Overview • Mitosis! Meiosis! • Transmission Genetics – Model organisms, Mendel, complications to Mendel, recombination, human pedigrees • Prokaryotic Genetics – Mechanisms of DNA exchange in Bacteria, mapping in E.coli • Molecular Genetics – DNA and information storage, molecular basis of mutation, molecular techniques, positional cloning • Special topics – Surprise surprise? Let’s dive right into the (gene) pool! Lecture 1: Mitosis and Meiosis
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Cell division Prokaryotic cell division Eukaryotic cell division chromosomes Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes US (and this course) Bacteria Archaea Eukarya THEM (also this course (a bit))
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Prokaryotic vs eukaryotic cells Prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cell size
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Prokaryotic chromosome Eukaryotic chromosomes
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Bacterial chromosome Human
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course BIOL 321 taught by Professor Schultze during the Spring '08 term at Western Washington.

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BI321Sp08 lecture 01 - Biology 321 Genetics Spring 2008 Dr....

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