Plant and Wildlife Sciences


Genetic mechanisms, their fundamental nature, interactions, and applications to human affairs. Genetics in quantitative terms. Extensive practice in problem solving.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMMBIO 240; or CHEM 481M; or CHEM 481
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining PWS 340
Course Outcomes: 

Linkage Maps

Students can construct two- and three-point linkage maps.

Gene Annotation

Students can display fluency in interpreting gene annotation and nomenclature in GenBank records.

Data Set Analysis

Students can demonstrate ability to analyze and apply Chi-square goodness-of-fit tests to complex genetic
data sets involving segregation and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium models.

Inheritance Patterns

Students can identify differences between extranuclear, autosomal and sex-linked inheritance patterns.

Evolutionary Phylogenies

Students can use genetic data (DNA or amino acid sequence) to reconstruct basic evolutionary phylogenies.

Variance Components

Students can dissect quantitative traits into environmental and genetic variance components.