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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Bruce R. Wolff Office: B1 - 381 email: brwolff@uwaterloo.ca UW-ACE web site for the course link to UW-ACE from UW homepage use your UW (Quest) userid and password to access course info, announcements (up-dates, corrections), links, etc. visual aids (powerpoint and pdf lecture slides) Office hours : Mon, Wed : 1 2 pm August 2 - exams begin August 13 - exams end Statement from the examination and related matters document: "Elective arrangements (such as travel plans) are not considered acceptable grounds for granting an alternative examination time." Review Chromosome Gene Functional unit of heredity Molecular biology definition: the entire DNA sequence necessary for the synthesis of a RNA molecule or functional polypeptide . It includes coding and regulatory regions (up- and downstream) Gene Expression Processes through which the information carried by a gene is converted into observable product. (observable product?) Mutation Transmissible permanent change in nucleotide sequence of a chromosome - often in a gene - it changes or alters its function. Silent mutations? Mutant An organism bearing a mutant gene that expresses itself in the phenotype Genome All genes carried by a single gamete A complete set of genetic information from a genetic system Genotype Genetic constitution of an organism Also: alleles at one or more specific loci Phenotype Physical appearance of an organism due to genotype and environment Alleles Alternative forms of a single gene. Alternative forms of a single gene....
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course BIOL 308 taught by Professor Miskovic during the Spring '09 term at Waterloo.

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308Intro - Dr. Bruce R. Wolff Office: B1 - 381 email:...

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