cod. 1000863

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Biologia molecolare (BIO/11)
Discipline biotecnologiche comuni
Type of training activity
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

To provide the first year students with the basic concepts of classical and molecular genetics


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Course unit content

 CLASSICAL GENETICS: Mitosis and meiosis. Mendelian genetics. Characters segregation. Independent assortment. Modification of mendelian ratio. Multiple alleles. Gene interaction. Genes on X chromosome. Chromosome theory of inheritance. Linkage and recombination. Crossing over. Recombination in yeast. <br />
MOLECULAR BASIS OF HEREDITY: Events leading to the acceptance of DNA as genetic material. DNA: structure and replication. Chromosome structure in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. RNA structure, transcription and translation. The genetic code and its deciphering. Gene structure and organisation. Interrupted genes. The one-gene: one-enzyme hypothesis. Analysis of biochemical pathways. Genic complementation. Gene expression. Genome, chromosome and gene mutation. Molecular basis of mutation. Reversion. Suppressio. Detection of spontaneous or induced mutants. Regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes. Operon Lac: negative and positive control; operon Trp: repression and attenuation; feedback regulation. <br />
Laboratory activities. <br />

Full programme

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<p><br />
Russell PJ (2004) <br />
GENETICA Fondamenti <br />
EdiSES </p>
<p><br />
Klug WS, Cummins MR, Spencer CA (2007) <br />
Concetti di Genetica <br />
8a Edizione </p>
<p><br />
Pearson Prentice Hall <br />
Griffiths AJF,Wessler SR, Lewontin RC, Gelbart WM Suzuki DT, Miller JH,(2006) </p>
<p><br />
GENETICA principi di analisi formale <br />
6a Edizione <br />
Zanichelli Ed </p>
<p><br />
Snustad DP, Simmons MJ (2006) <br />
Principi di Genetica <br />
3a Edizione <br />
EdiSES </p>
<p><br />
Russel PJ (2007) <br />
Genetica <br />
2a Edizione <br />
EdiSES </p>
<p><br />
Pierce BA (2005) <br />
Genetica <br />
Zanichelli Ed <br />
Genetica <br />

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Other information

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