ch1 - Chapter 1 4 subdisciplines o transmission/classical...

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Chapter 1 4 subdisciplines o transmission/classical genetics – deals w/ transmission of genes from generation to generation & how genes recombine (ex.: analyze pattern of trait transmission in human pedigree or in crosses of experimental organisms) o molecular genetics – deals w/ structure and function of genes at the molecular level (ex.: analyze molecular events in gene expression) o population genetics – deals w/ heredity in groups of individuals for traits that are determined by one or a few genes (ex.: analyze freq. of disease-causing gene in human pop.) o quantitative genetics – deals w/ heredity of traits in groups of individuals wherein the traits are determined by many genes simultaneously (analyze fruit weight and crop yield) Other divisions o Basic genetics – goal is to understand fundamental genetic phenomena o Applied genetics – goal is to exploit discoveries Genetics - science of heredity o Deals w/ heredity (genetics), molecular nature of genetic material (chemistry) , ways in which genes control life functions (physiology) , distribution and behavior of genes in populations
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course BIOL 3301 taught by Professor Hannig/miller during the Spring '10 term at Dallas.

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