Genetics Course Page Spring 2015

Genetics Course Page

Spring 2015





Next lab report (combining labs 6 and 8) due April 16th. See lab report guidelines posted here and below in lab section.  .

F2 flies must be counted over the next week----data due Friday, April 17th---by end of day. Don't procastinate, espcially if you need to use the extra vials I set up.  First come---first served with these flies.



Lecture material

Syllabus 2015

lecture summary page

Point total as of 3-31-15=260.  Anticipated total points = 500. 





Lecture 22      Hemophelia paper   Hemophilia pedigree exercise here

Lecture 23   

Paper on X-inactivation

Lecture 24

Lecture 25

Lecture 26

Lecture 27

Lecture 28


Problem sets 

problem set 1   Problem Set 1 KEY/Answers

concept questons 1 Answers here

problem set 2      Problem set 2 key/answers

Concept questions 2   Answers here

Pedigree practice packet

Concept questions 3


Topics lists

Topics list exam 1

Topics list exam 2

Topics list exam 3

Lab material

Swain 306 availability---Swain 306 is the location of A and P I and II labs: Tuesday (8-3) and Wedesday (9-3).  Students utilize the lab room to study.  You are always welcome to use the room when labs are not being taught.  (Even if other students are using it to study A and P).   Occasionally, a first-aid class is taught in the room on Fridays.

Lab syllabus

lab report guidelines

lab report example 

pointers for lab 1

Jan 15---Preparation for Lab 1

Lab 1---Mitosis/chromosomes

Lab 2---Meiosis---part I 

Lab 2---Meiosis---part II 


Lab 3 materials

Lab 4 materials

Guidelines for lab 3-4 report: HERE     Excel spreadsheet with class data: HERE

Lab 5---Drosophila melanogaster--introduction

Human Genetics lab announcement.       Lab 6 materials        Blood typing protocol PDF blood typing protocol   Pooled class data here

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


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Dog gentetics paper






Animation   Essential Biochemistry - DNA Replication


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


Animation   Essential Biochemistry - DNA Replication







Problem set 3 

Linkage mapping problems   





Topics list exam 4

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 9--PCR

View/print for lab 9 preparation



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

100 bp ladder





















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