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Course Name: Fundamentals of Genetics Lab
Course Number: BIOL 34L
Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to determine the mode of inheritance of a Mendelian trait from the results of a breeding experiment.
  • Students will be able to use online databases to compare DNA and protein sequence data.
  • Students will be able to solve problems in population genetics using the Hardy-Weinberg equation.
  • Students will be able to perform DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA gel electrophoresis.
  • Students will be able to measure mutation rates.
  • Students will be able to quantify DNA concentration.
  • Students will be able to determine recombination frequencies and construct genetic maps from genetic crosses.
  • Students will be able to analyze genetics data with appropriate statistical tests such as a chi-squared test.
  • Students will be able to determine the mode of inheritance from a pedigree.