352SLecture01_S11 - 1 Genetics and Evolution Biology 352...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Genetics and Evolution Biology 352 Instructor Information Dr. Lee McClenaghan OfFce : PS -257 Phone : (619) 594 - 3751 Email : lmcclena@sciences.sdsu.edu OfFce Hours : 1300 - 1400 M-Th or by appt. Todays Topics Course Overview. Introduction to Genetics. Brief History of Genetics DNA Structure, Replication & Protein synthesis. Course Overview Familiarize yourself with the class syllabus . Organization : 5-week units. - Unit 1 Transmission Genetics Dr. Lee McClenaghan - Unit 2 Population Genetics Dr. Dave Truesadale - Unit 3 Evolution Dr. Annalisa Berta Prerequisites and Crashing . - Biol 203, 203L, 204, 204L and 215 - Prereqs are ENFORCED! - Crashers must obtain a prereq verication form from the Biology Department (LS 135) to obtain an add code from Dr. McClenaghan. 2 Course Overview What You Will Need : - Computer access to Blackboard http://blackboard.sdsu.edu /- Pierce, B.A. 2009. Transmission and population genetics , 3 rd ed. Freeman (special SDSU version). OR - Pierce, B.A. 2009. Genetics: A conceptual approach, 3 rd ed. Freeman. - Freeman, S. and J.C. Herron. 2007. Evolutionary analysis. 4 th ed. Pearson. - ParScore forms #F-289-PAR-L (N = 9) Course Overview Grading . - Three exams: 100 points each (300 points) - Six quizzes: 20 points each (120 points) - Grades awarded on total accumulated points - Grade distribution will be curved based on class performance. Course objectives : Available on Blackboard. Lecture 1 : Introduction to Genetics Reading Assignment:- Chpt. 10: 275 - 280; 412 - 414 in Pierce. - Pgs. 143 145 in Freeman and Herron. Genetics : study of the inheritance of biological traits. Genetics unies biology and serves as its core . Lecture 1 : Introduction to Genetics Trait : any characteristic of an individual. - Environmental effects. - Inherited (genetic) effects. - Quantitative traits. Genetics covers different levels of organization. Figure 1.6 . 3 A Brief History of Genetics May never know when genetics began!...
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