Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
BIO 402 Genetics 3 sem. hrs.
The course examines the role of DNA as the basic molecule of heredity in viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes and its transmission to offspring. Topics discussed include Mendelian laws of heredity, polygenic traits, probabilities of inheritance, meiosis/mitosis, linked traits, chromosome mapping, crossing-over and population genetics involving the Hardy-Weinberg law. The structure of the gene is studied and the regulation of its expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes is examined. The relationship between genes and disease including cancer is discussed. Prerequisite: BIO 101/102 or BIO 209-210 required; BIO 306 recommended. Offered every spring semester.
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