Genetics Course Page Fall 2015

Minot State University

Genetics/ Biol 215

Course Page

Fall 2015


Point total as of 11-16-15=300.  Anticipated total points = 500.


Lecture 24

Lecture 25

Lecture 26

Lecture 27

Lecture 28

Lecture 29

Lecture 30

Lecture 31

Lecture 32

test for sound


Lecture Documents

Syllabus  Fall 2015

lecture summary page

Dog gentetics paper

X-inactivation paper

BRCA1/2 penetrance paper






Exam Prep

Topics lists

Topics exam 1

Topics exam 2

Problem sets/questions

Super's problem set 1   problem set 1 Key

Ch. 2 multiple choice

Problem set 2    Problem set 2 Key

Hemophelia practice

More pedigree practice

Linkage problems    Linkange problem key

Topics exam 4

Lab material

Lab Syllabus

lab report guidelines

lab report example

Preparation for Lab 1--More instructions will come Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, in lecture.

Lab 1  Mitosis  documents

Pointers for first lab report

Lab 2-- Meiosis Part 1

Lab 2---Meiosis--grasshopper slides


Lab 3 materials

Lab 4 materials

Lab 3/4 data in excel format

Lab 3-4 report guidelines

Lab 5 materials--Drosophila part 1

Lab 6--Human traits

Lab 7--Human traits in a population/understanding gene/allele pool

Guidelines for Lab 6-7 report

Lab 8---  We will be studying a polygenic/quantitative human trait related to fingerprints.

Lab 9---Molecular genetics--Bacterial transformation  After overnight incubation please use this handout to observe your plates.  

Lab 10--Polymerase Chain Reaction--determining your PV92 genotype





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Lab 7---Drosophila II---X-linked genes and mapping.

Lab 8  I will also continue with background for maoping experiment.

Guidelines for lab report 6/8 (Human genetics/population genetics)

Lab 9 (powerpoint) and Drosophila document

Lab 10---Bacterial transformation 

Bacterial Transformation: Post lab discussion HERE

Drosophila mapping pooled data: Here

Lab 11--PCR

 PCR---day 2.

View/print for lab 11 preparation


Lab 11-part II.  DNA gel electrophoresis to analyze PCR products and PV92 genotype.

Electrophoresis Animation

100 bp ladder










Animation   Essential Biochemistry - DNA Replication


     View Animation---Transcription (prokaryotes) and more Transcription (eukaryotes)


Animation   Essential Biochemistry - DNA Replication













guidelines for final



Lab 1 Quiz/Practical guidelines         




Lab 5 document   Excel table of traits: Here

Lab 6 document

Guidelines for lab report 5-6: Here


Lab 7 documents

LAB 8 Documents   additional Handout here


Youtube video HERE  Written assignment Here




Lab 10 --DNA Gel Electrophoresis (analyzing PCR products)













Guidelines for the final exam here! You will not have to memorize the genetic code!  You will get a copy of the genetic code.

3-point mapping data here!

Gel pictures below






















Lab 8 Fingerprint Lab-TRC

presentation about quantitative traits here

Lab 9 Bacterial Transformation    

Post lab discussion here

Lab 9.5 We will wrap up lab 9 today.  Please review your plates before coming to lab.  Use the discussion handout linked above.

We will also use the time to collect data on F2 flies.  Again, I expect that you will have collected some data on the F2 flies before lab on Thursday.

See handout give in class Monday---here.


Lab 10--PCR

View/print for lab 10 preparation
















Lecture 33       


      Animations-PCR   animations--Transcription

Data from Fly mapping experiement.  Use it to attempt a map of the 3 genes (order and distances).  


Protein Synthesis Animation--translation

Electrophoresis animation:



































1 kb ladder

100 bp ladder


linkage problem answers.pdf33.81 KB