MCDB 306 - Introductory Genetics Laboratory
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
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
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 171 & 172 (or 174) & 173; or BIOLOGY 195 & 173.
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:

MCDB 306 Genetics lab is a project based lab using the animal model systems Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans. The first part of the course will use Drosophila to identify new regulators of a cell-cell communication pathway (wingless) that is utilized during development. Students will analyze unknown, random insertions for their effect on the signaling pathway. Students will also use standard genetic techniques to identify the chromosomal location of the unknown insertions. Finally, PCR followed by sequence analysis will help identify potential genes involved in the signaling pathway.

In the second part of the course, students will use transgenic C. elegans lines displaying Wnt-dependent fluorescence and the technique of RNAinterference (RNAi) to identify regulators of Wnt signaling in this model system.

This is a project based lab and there will be certain weeks where students must do lab work outside of the normal lab period. The extra lab time is somewhat flexible and students can fit lab work into a schedule that works with their other obligations.

Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

A one-hour lecture and one three-hour lab are scheduled each week.

MCDB 306 - Introductory Genetics Laboratory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11036
Open
96
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: --LABORATORY SECTIONS BEGIN ON MONDAY, JAN. 8. PLACES MUST BE CLAIMED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST LAB MEETING. THREE HOURS PER WEEK AT IRREGULAR TIMES WILL BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO THE SCHEDULED LABS.
002 (LAB)
P
11037
Open
24
 
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (LAB)
P
11038
Open
24
 
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (LAB)
P
11039
Open
24
 
-
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
005 (LAB)
P
19126
Open
24
 
-
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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