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Unformatted text preview: BIO 325: Genetics Spring 2012: MWF 1-2 PM, BUR 108 Instructor : Dr. Sanghamitra (Mitra) Mohanty E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 512-784-2651 Office hours: MW 2-5 PM Office: PAI 1.13A Preferred method of contact (any time): E-mail Teaching Assistant : John (Chris) Blazier E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Tuesdays 12-2pm Office: BIO 225 Office phone: 512-820-0046 Discussions : strongly recommended to attend; Unique # 49070: Wednesday 8-9 AM WAG 208 49075: Wednesday 9-10 AM GAR 1.134 49080: Tuesday 2-3 PM RLM 5.126 49085: Tuesday 3-4 PM RLM 6.114 All the course material and assignments will be posted under the master course [ 12SP virtual class v00062 ] on the Blackboard. Use of Blackboard : In this class, I will use Blackboarda Web-based course management system with password-protected access at http://courses.utexas.edu to distribute course materials, to communicate and collaborate online, to post grades and assignments. You can find support in using Blackboard at the ITS Help Desk at 475-9400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., so plan accordingly. Pre-requisites : Biology 311C (or 211) and 311D (or 214), with a grade of at least C in each. Text Book : Concepts of Genetics; Klug, Cummings, Spencer and Palladino; 10 th edition. This book is available in 3 different options; 1) Hard-bound copy (ISBN: 9780321724120) 2) Three punch-hole loose-leaf copy (ISBN: 9780321754356) 3) eBook at www.masteringgenetics.com (ISBN: 9780321732330) Suggested readings from the textbook are listed in the lecture syllabus. It is highly recommended to review them before the lecture so that you understand the concepts better. Solving the problems and questions at the end of each chapter along with completion of the additional practice questions would be immensely helpful in approaching similar concept-based questions in the tests. Course Objectives: The main objective of this course is to provide a broad overview of classical and molecular genetics. The whole course is divided into three units. In unit I, we will discuss about Mendelian genetics, Gene mapping in pro- and eukaryotes, chromosomal mutations and extra nuclear inheritance. In unit II, we will cover the DNA structure, flow of genetics and recombinant DNA technology. The last unit will cover gene expression, regulation and development, cancer genetics, epigenetics as well as population genetics. Majority of lecture material will come from the textbook. However, I will recommend you to take notes in the class as I would be giving away some extra information and you would be responsible for those. Not everything in the text will be in the lectures and you are responsible for only what is covered in the lectures....
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