GeneticsBI-356 Dr. Gadura

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Course Information

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK1 (CH1- INTRO)

WEEK 2 (CH9 STR OF DNA-RNA)

WEEK 3 (CH11 DNA REPLICATION)

WEEK 4 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

WEEK 5 (CH18 RECOMB DNA)

WEEK 6 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

WEEK 7 (CH12 TRANSCRIPTION)

WEEK 8 (CH 13 TRANSLATION)

WEEK 9 (CH 2 MENDEL'S LAWS)

WEEK 10 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

WEEK 11 (CH 3 CHR. THEORY)

WEEK 12 (LINKAGE)

WEEK 13 (PROBLEM SOLVING)

WEEK 14 (ONCOGENETICS)

Course TEXT:

 GENETICS: Analysis and Principle  By Robert J. Brooker,  4th edition McGraw Hill

Course Objective: I hope by the end of the semester, I have accomplished teaching you the fundamental principles of genetics. Molecular genetics will be taught starting from classical discoveries and how those led to a burst of new technology and scientific tools used in the labs around the world today.  No genetics class will be complete without learning Mendelian principles of inheritance so we will save the best for last and learn Mendelian genetics by the end of the semester.

Week Topic Chapter/Pages 
1 Introduction – History of Genetics Ch 1

DNA is the hereditary material
2 Structures of Nucleic Acids Video Link to Str of DNA  Ch 9 

Watson-Crick Model contd.
3 Exam I Replication of ds DNA molecule Video Link to Replication Ch 11 

Physiological Activity of DNA 
4 Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Chromosome Structure and Function Ch 10

Video link to Chromosome structure
5 Variation in Chromosome Structure and Mutations Ch 8

 
6

Exam II    DNA Transcription, Gene Structure, and organization 

Video link on transcription

Ch 12
7

Translation Protein Synthesis  Video link of Translation Video link on the Genetic Code

Ch 13

Gene Structure, and organization 
ExamIII  Recombinant DNA Technology Ch 18

Video link to Recombinant DNAVideo link to BACs YACsVideo link to DNA sequencing

9 DNA Mutation, Damage and Repair
Ch 16
10 ExamIV Prokaryotic Gene Regulation Ch 14

  
11 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation Ch 15



12 ExamV Mendelian Principles  Link to creating a simple punnett square Video for Trihybrid cross forked method Ch 2
13 The Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance Problem solving session Ch 3



14 Extensions of Mendilian Inheritance Ch 4



15 Linkage and Recombination Ch 5

Review for the Finals

Grading Policy:     

6 Exams   -  10% each 

(Exams are 45 min each and start promptly DON’T be LATE for class)

Homework -   20% 

(Graded Online HW problems on BB due Thur – Tue every week!!)

3 Writing assignments– 15% 

(Due Weeks 4, 7 & 13 Topics announced on BB and assignments submitted via SafeAssign on BB)

Online BB Discussion Participation – 5% 

(You will be assigned a Group on Discussion Board, you are expected to log on every week, read assigned material and discuss the topic on BB)

 

MAKEUP EXAMS ONLY GIVEN UPON DOCUMENTED EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. Please email NGadura@qcc.cuny.edu ASAP!!