Oct 03, 2023
BIOL 410 - Genetic Analysis II
A continuation of BIOL 310. Modern molecular and genetic techniques used to study the development of genetic model organisms (i.e. yeast, worms and flies). Topics include cell-cell communication, asymmetric cell division and stem cell biology among others.
Prerequisites: BIOL 310.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 3122.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Explain forward and reverse genetic approaches currently used to identify genes in prominent model organisms;
- Describe how a gene functions and/or is regulated by evaluating a genetic analysis of single mutants (both loss- and gain-of-function alleles);
- Build and organize molecular pathways using a genetic analysis of double mutant combinations;
- Build and organize molecular pathways using a combined molecular, biochemical and genetic approach. Evaluate molecular genetic techniques that are currently used to map, amplify and manipulate a gene of interest in vivo and in vitro;
- Explain how human disease models can be created by transgenesis of genetic model organisms;
- Explain the role of genetic technologies in industries related to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
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