66616 - General Genetics

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

Mechanisms of heredity: nature of genetic material, transmission, expression and variability. Understanding the mechanisms of heredity at the molecular, family and population level; interpreting experimental data and making predictive hypothesis

Course contents

Introduction to genetics

Mendelian Genetics

Cell division and the transmission of chromosomes

Extensions of Mendelian Inheritance

Recombination, Linkage, and genetic mapping

Genetics of bacteria and their viruses

Genetic variation. DNA Mutation and repair. Variations in chromosome structure and number

Molecular genetic analysis of genes and genomes

Population genetics

Genetics of quantitative and complex traits


Teaching methods

Assessment methods

Teaching tools

Slide presentations and exercises will be available through the Moodle platform virtuale.unibo.it
Access is restricted to University of Bologna students who are enlisted to the course

Office hours

See the website of Elena Maestrini