Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2190367
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 2(0-4)
ECTS Credit: 3.0
Department: Molecular Biology And Genetics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYE ELF ERSON BENSAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2190103 , 2190104
The course set above should be completed before taking GENE367 GENERAL AND MOLECULAR GENETICS LAB. .

Course Content

A laboratory course emphasizing the principles of genetics. Experiments include the application of transmission and population genetics using Drosophila as the model organism, such as segregation and independent assortment, sex linkage, linkage analysis and gene mapping, epistatic interactions, and gene frequency changes in populations. Polytene chromosomes and allozyme electrophoresis are also done with Drosophila. Chromosomal DNA, RNA and plasmid isolation techniques, UV induced mutations, genetic manipulation by recombinant DNA techniques and PCR are covered. The course has been designed for students of Molecular Biology and Genetics Program.