The study of gene structure and function, the role of genes in determining the traits of living organisms, and the role of genes in evolution (microevolution). Transmission (Mendelian) and molecular approaches will be utilized to recognize patterns of inheritance in individuals and populations. Topics will include DNA replication, RNA transcription, protein translation and cell division, and the regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving and interpretation of experimental data. Two lectures, one two-hour discussion, and one two-hour laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: BIOL-165.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017