Genetics I

Numbering Code U-AGR01 3A257 LJ69 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year 3rd year students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Mon.3
Instructor name YOSHIDA KENTARO (Graduate School of Agriculture Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Heredity is a fundamental principle of life. The genetic information such as DNA, which is the blueprint of life, is inherited from parent to child and from child to grandchild. Genetics is a study that covers the transmission and function of genetic information, mutations, and gene expression mechanisms. Basic knowledge of genetics is indispensable for those who will do research on life science including molecular biology, evolutionary biology and agricultural science in the future. In this lecture, you will learn the basics of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and genomics. In particular, in the lecture Genetics I, students will learn about genomics, genetic code, transmission genetics, chromosomes, and DNA structure.
Course Goals Acquire the basic knowledge of genetics and genomics necessary to read and understand advanced textbooks, scientific papers, and reviews.
Master the genetic logic and the way of thinking by virtually re-experiencing the genetic discoveries of classic experiments.
Schedule and Contents Week 1: Genomics, Proteomics, and Genetic Engineering (1)
Week 2: Genomics, Proteomics, and Genetic Engineering (2)
Week 3: The Genetic Code of Genes and Genomes (1)
Week 4: The Genetic Code of Genes and Genomes (2)
Week 5: Transmission Genetics: Heritage from Mendel (1)
Week 6: Transmission Genetics: Heritage from Mendel (2)
Week 7: The Chromosomal Basis of Heredity (1)
Week 8: The Chromosomal Basis of Heredity (2)
Week 9: Gene Linkage and Genetic Mapping (1)
Week 10: Gene Linkage and Genetic Mapping (2)
Week 11: Human Chromosomes and Chromosome Behavior (1)
Week 12: Human Chromosomes and Chromosome Behavior (2)
Week 13: DNA Structure, Replication, and Manipulation (1)
Week 14: DNA Structure, Replication, and Manipulation (2)
Week 15: The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses
Evaluation Methods and Policy Attendance (20%) and final examination (80%) are considered. The full point is 100, and grade is pass >60, good >70, and excellent >80.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Prepare for the class, because you will solve problems relevant to the chapter topic at the beginning of the class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Essential Genetics and Genomics, Seventh Edition, Daniel L. Hartl, ( Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2018), ISBN:9781284152456
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References, etc. Concepts of Genetics, 12th edition, William S Klug Michael Cummings Michael A Palladino Charlotte A. Spencer Darrell Killian, (Pearson, 2018), ISBN:9780134604718
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