Course Profile

Genetics of Model Organisms  ( 3.00 credits )

Subject:GE
Course Number:612
CRN Number:70510
Term:Spring 2013
Starting date:  01/02/2013 
Ending date:  03/15/2013 
Meeting Day:  Tue, Thu 
Meeting Time:  03:30 pm-04:55 pm 
Regularly assigned classroom:  JAH 472 
Prerequisites:  None Specified 
Instructor:  Staff 

Course Description: 

This course explores advanced (beyond those covered in GC550 core course) topics in the molecular genetics of eukaryotes. Primarily centered on mammalian genetics and using the mouse as a model system, it also covers selected topics in the yeast, Drosophila and zebra fish model systems. After a brief review of the principles of Mendelian genetics, including equal segregation and independent assortment, the course will cover (among other topics); the mouse as a genetic model, manipulating the mouse genome, bioinformatics and mouse models of human disease. The course will conclude with topics of interest in the non-mammalian systems. 

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