MCDB 306 - Introductory Genetics Laboratory
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
<50
Lab Fee:
80.00
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 171 & 172 (or 174) & 173; or BIOLOGY 192 & 173; or BIOLOGY 195 & 173.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOLOGY 305.
Other Course Info:
F and W. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This Genetics lab is a project-based lab using the animal model systems of fruit flies, Drosphila melanogaster, and small microscopic worms, C. elegans. The first part of the course will use Drosophila to identify new regulators of a cell-cell communication pathway that is utilized during development. Students will also use standard genetic techniques to identify the chromosomal location of the new regulators. Finally, PCR followed by sequence analysis will help identify potential genes involved in the signaling pathway.

In the second part of the course, students will use C. elegans to identify new regulators of dosage compensation.

This is a project-based lab and there will be certain weeks where students must do lab work outside of the normal lab period. The extra lab time is somewhat flexible and students can fit lab work into a schedule that works with their other obligations.

Class Format:

A one-hour lecture and one three-hour lab are scheduled each week.

Schedule

MCDB 306 - Introductory Genetics Laboratory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
10967
Open
4
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: --LABORATORY SECTIONS BEGIN ON MONDAY, JAN. 10. PLACES MUST BE CLAIMED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST LAB MEETING. THREE HOURS PER WEEK AT IRREGULAR TIMES WILL BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO THE SCHEDULED LABS.
002 (LAB)
 In Person
10968
Closed
0
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first lecture meeting. Students should attend the desired section to request an override.
003 (LAB)
 In Person
10969
Open
2
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first lecture meeting. Students should attend the desired section to request an override.
004 (LAB)
 In Person
10970
Open
1
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first lecture meeting. Students should attend the desired section to request an override.
005 (LAB)
 In Person
18442
Open
1
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first lecture meeting. Students should attend the desired section to request an override.

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