Biology | Genetics Laboratory
L319 | 14059 | Donahue, T
Course Format: Lecture: 1:25P-2:15P, M, JH 239 plus lab on Wednesday
or Thursday (1:00P-3:45P)
Prerequisites: P or concurrent - Biol L311.
Course Description: An experimental lab course that provides hands-
on experience with the genetic systems of three organisms: E.coli (a
bacterium), yeast (a simple eukaryotic organism), and the fruit fly,
Drosophila (a multicellular organism). All three organisms are used
in research labs throughout the world as model systems. The course
offers students the basic techniques used for genetic analysis that
are unique to each organism with the emphasis on genetic
principles. The course covers the following genetic methods and
principles: mutant isolation, complementation analysis, tetrad
analysis, conjugation, transduction, sex-linkage, linkage analysis,
recombination/mapping of mutant phenotypes.
Required Text: L319 Genetic Laboratory Lab Manual.
Weekly Assignments: Outline of weekly laboratory procedures.
Exams/Papers: Midterm exam, final exam and laboratory reports.