Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 1 introduction

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Unformatted text preview: BIO 325 Genetics Dr. Jennifer Moon, Instructor Kelly Pierce, TA 1 Introduction • An overview of Genetics • What is Genetics? • Why study Genetics? • The value of critical thinking • Course policies and syllabus 2 What is Genetics? A study of the relationship between genes and traits spans four levels of biological organization: 1. Molecular 2. Cellular 3. Organismal 4. Population 3 Traits can be 1. Morphological 2. Physiological 3. Behavioral http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/images/transcription/euovrvw.gif 4 Why study Genetics? 5 Sequencing projects • determine genomic complexity (# & kinds of genes) • relationship between genes and cells • understand evolutionary relationships • understand the role genes play in development • understand the relationship between mutations and disease...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2009 for the course BIO 325 taught by Professor Saxena during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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