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Q: Define genetics.
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Q: Define genetics. A: Genetics is the science of heredity . Heredity is the transmission of traits from one generation to another. Encompasses more than the transmission process, and can be separated into three sub-areas/divisions.
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Transmission genetics (aka Mendelian genetics) Molecular genetics Population genetics Division of Genetics
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Transmission (aka Mendelian) genetics: = observing physical characteristics passed (transmitted) from parent to offspring (set of physical characteristics = phenotype ) - involves math Molecular genetics arose once genetic material (DNA) was identified = study of DNA and each functional unit (gene) (organism's genetic composition = genotype ) Population genetics: = study of genetic variations within a population - can study variation at phenotype of molecular level - involves math
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BIOLOGY 3166 GENETICS Fall 2017 Prerequisites: BIOL3111 and CHEM1252/1252L (both with a minimum grade of C). This course is an introduction to general genetics and can be separated into three sections: transmission/Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Each of the three mid-term exams will focus primarily on one of these sections. Material discussed in class will originate mostly, but not exclusively, from the text. This class will introduce many new facts and biological concepts. Don’t be surprised if you aren’t able to absorb everything in class when initially presented. Just be sure to review the previous class material before the next class. Please read the “What to do to succeed in Genetics” document available on Moodle2; if followed, these suggestions will improve your course performance. Professor : Todd Steck, Ph.D. Office: Woodward 390C Office Hours: by appointment Contact information: [email protected] Class Times : T, Th 11:00 - 12:15, CHHS 281 Text : Genetics Essentials: Concepts and Connections , by Benjamin Pierce, 3 rd Ed., 2015, W. H. Freeman & Co. Exams (dates are tentative and subject to change): Exam 1 9/12 Exam 2 10/12 Exam 3 11/9 Exam 4 12/5 Final Exam (cumulative) 12/12 (T), 11:00-1:35 Each of exams #1-4 will be for 1 hour; answers will be reviewed in class during the remaining15 min of class time. Exam type : multiple choice. Some questions will originate from the text book. Exam format : exams will be administered online via Canvas, using LockDown Browser (see online syllabus for details) Grades : The final exam is cumulative and optional. If you do not take the final, each of the four non-final exams will count 25% towards your course grade. If you do take the final exam, the lowest score among the four non-final exams will be dropped; the remaining three non-final exams and the final exam will each count 25% towards your course grade. Note: if taken, the score on the final exam cannot be dropped . Course grades : 90-100 = A; 80-<90 = B; 70-<80 = C; 60-<70 = D; <60 = F.
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