Eukaryotic Genetics MICR4263

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MICR4263 and MICR5243 Eukaryotic Genetics: From Genes to Genomes

Syllabus Spring 2015

Instructor Rolf A. Prade, Room 409 LSE, Tel: 405 744 7522, E-mail prade@okstate.edu. Office hours: by appointment.  Laboratory Instructor: Garry Marley, Room LSE301. Tel: 405 744 6411.  Teaching Associate: Nick Kuburich LSE 402 Tel: 405 744 7284 E-mail: kuburic@ostatemail.okstate.edu.  Office hours: by appointment.

Lectures: Tuesday, 12:30 PM -1:20 PM PS355.  Laboratory: Section 1 Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:20 PM LSE301 Section 2 Tuesday and Thursday, 01:30 PM-03:20 PM LSE301

Course Description Integration of genetics and genomics principles, the basic processes of gene transmission, molecular biology of gene expression and evolutionary genetics by gaining social and historical context in which genetics has developed.  Participants are expected to comprehend the dramatic change in our understanding of eukaryotic genetics and the role such information has in our view of disability and disease.

Prerequisites MICR 2123 and one of MICR 3033, PLP 3344 or BIOCH 3653

Rules and Policies OSU rules and policies will be strictly enforced, specially regarding academic dishonesty/misconduct, special accommodations for students, retention & grading policies, class attendance and add & drop dates

Objectives and Format This course has been designed to give students a unique opportunity to observe and explore the world of genes and their organization into genomes and face some of the contemporary problems of medicine and biotechnology.  As you probably are aware, genetic principles underline modern medicine, biotechnology of pharmaceuticals and the development of cures for diseases.

Two modules contain the course: lectures (that will provide you with historical and contemporary background information) and laboratory experiments (that will allow you to observe genes in action in a series of experimental systems).  The course is designed to attend the needs of undergraduate cell and molecular biology, microbiology and biology, majors with emphasis in the medical field.

Scoring Evaluations of two midterms, a final written examination, two lab reports and one oral presentation during the course.  There will be 1000 possible points and they may be earned as follows:

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Symposium A two-day symposium will engage students in the discussion of the latest papers in Genetics.

Guidelines for Graduate Credit Graduate enrollees must submit to the instructor by the date of the final exam a full-length referenced review paper of at least 5,000 words.  The subject to be reviewed will be a course lecture topic and consent of the instructor is required.

Preliminary Lecture Outlines

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Preliminary Laboratory Outlines

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