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 : [email protected] • OfFce Hours : 1300 - 1400 M-Th or by appt. Today’s 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 - Prereq’s are ENFORCED! - Crashers must obtain a prereq veri¡cation 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 uni¡es 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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