Genetics

BIOL 2060
Credit Hours
4

Explores the classical and modern approaches to the nature of inherited characteristics. Topics include: Mendelian genetics, the inheritance of complex traits, mutations, DNA structure and replication, the genetic code, regulation of gene expression, population genetics, gene therapy, cancer and applications of recombinant DNA technology. Laboratory requires the use of live Drosophilia (fruit flies) in breeding experiments and involves modern molecular biology techniques. (4 cr. hrs.) (Spring) Lecture/laboratory. May not be not be substituted for BIOL 1520. Lab fee.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1020 or 1510 and a semester of college chemistry, or one year of college biology