MCDB 306 - Introductory Genetics Laboratory
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Cost:
<50
Lab Fee:
80.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOLOGY 305.
Other Course Info:
F and W. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides students with laboratory experience in basic genetic principles. Students will analyze patterns of inheritance, gene interaction, linkage relationship, and genetic mapping of unknown mutants of Drosophila through a series of genetic crosses. By using molecular techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gel electrophoresis, mutations in Caenorhabditis elegans will be mapped to chromosomal locations. The experiments in microbial genetics include mapping by conjugation in E. coli. Experiments in human population genetics include calculating allelic frequencies of PTC tasting in the class. Students also will be doing DNA fingerprinting of a VNTR locus using their own squamous epithelial cells. A computer exercise on bioinformatics is included.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to write two formal lab reports in addition to one or two short lab reports, and to keep a complete and accurate record of all results and analyses in a bound lab notebook. There are two tests given during the term.

The lab manual will be posted on CTools.

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

A one-hour lecture on Mondays 1-2 p.m. and one three-hour lab are scheduled each week; an additional three hours of lab time per week are expected at other times.

MCDB 306 - Introductory Genetics Laboratory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11185
Open
8
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: LECTURE AND LABS BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPT. 10. PLACES MUST BE CLAIMED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST LAB MEETING. THREE EXTRA HOURS PER WEEK WILL BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO THE SCHEDULED LABS.
002 (LAB)
P
11186
Open
1
 
-
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (LAB)
P
11187
Open
3
 
-
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (LAB)
P
11188
Closed
0
 
-
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (LAB)
P
11189
Open
2
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (LAB)
P
21697
Open
2
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (LAB)
P
21698
Closed
0
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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