Course Code : ABF 210

Course Title : Genetics

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 3– 0

Course Description:Introduction to Genetics. Mendelian genetics and extensions of Mendelian Genetics (dominance, multiple infertile and lethal alleles, epistasis, penetrance and expression). Cytogenetics (mitosis, meiosis, the discovery of linkage). The nature of the gene, DNA structure and function. Structure and function of eukaryotic chromosomes. Genetic recombination, linkage and mapping, gene and chromosome mutations. Sex determination and sex chromosomes. Extra chromosomal Inheritance. The course includes lectures and tutorials.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Human Evolutionary Genetics: Origins, Peoples and Disease by Mark Jobling (Author), Chris Tyler-Smith

  2. Essentials of Genetics, BOOK(S) a la Carte Edition (8th Edition)  by William S. Klug (Author), Michael R. Cummings (Author), Charlotte A. Spencer (Author), Michael A. Palladino (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0321857187-10: 0321857186

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory