[Bioforum] Advanced Genetics posted
Dr Jamie Love
synapsescoukX at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 31 18:16:29 EST 2005
I continue to post my Genetics courses at
and today I have swapped course two, Mendelian Genetics, for course
three, Advanced Genetics.
Advanced Genetics is composed of seven lessons that form a collection of
important subjects often taught in Freshman Biology courses. After the
lesson on Hardy-Weinberg you will have a Hardy-Weinberg workshop. That
will require a calculator - and perhaps some courage. (Just kidding.).
No college level Genetics course would be complete without this
important topic because the Hardy-Weinberg equations are fundamental to
understanding the genetics of populations and evolution. Like the chi
square (last month), I will walk you through the process and teach you
how to approach each problem. There are 35 SAQs and, of course, an exam
finishes this course.
Learning Outcomes for Advanced Genetics
1. After completion of this course the student will be able to:
explain the chromosomal basis of sex determination and apply that
understanding to predict the sex of individuals with normal and abnormal
complements of sex chromosomes.
2. define sex-linked characteristics and describe their transmission.
3. differentiate between sex-linked and sex-influenced characteristics.
4. compare and contrast incomplete dominance and co-dominance and
predict their modes of inheritance.
5. describe and explain multiple alleles, multiple loci and multiple
effects of a single gene.
6. understand the basis for cytoplasmic inheritance and how it
differs from Mendelian genetics.
7. draw and use pedigrees to display and understand the pattern of
single gene inheritance as well as predict relatedness.
8. analyze a population using the Hardy-Weinberg calculations.
Having completed these first three courses (Cytogenetics, Mendelian
Genetics and Advanced Genetics) you will have completed the equivalent
of a university level Freshman course in Genetics but a little weak on
the molecular side of things, and that is why you have a fourth course -
Molecular Genetics will be posted on the first day of October. It's more
detailed than the previous three courses so it will be posted until
mid-November (instead of the standard one month time limit).
So leap over to www.synapses.co.uk/genetics
and learn Genetics!
Dr Jamie Love
Merlin's Science Academy offers self-paced, self-learning science
courses (Chemistry, Astronomy and Genetics)
specially written for home schoolers and other distance learners.
Visit the academy at
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