PLNT*6260 Advanced Plant Genetics I

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The following description is for the course offering in Fall 2017 and is subject to change. It is provided for information only. The course outline distributed to the class at the beginning of the semester describes the course content and delivery, and defines the methods and criteria to be used in establishing the final grades for the course.
 

A lecture and discussion course examining the underlying principles of genetics and the recent advances in plant genetics. Topics include: structure of the genome, experiments to measure and experimentally describe phenotypes, population structures, and molecular basis of inheritance of a phenotype.

Instructors:

Teaching Assistant:

Credit Weight:

0.50

Course Level:

  • Graduate

Academic Department (or campus):

Department of Plant Agriculture

Campus:

Guelph

Semester Offering:

  • Fall

Class Schedule and Location:

To be determined.

Learning outcomes:

Specific Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn how to evaluate trait inheritance.
  • Students will test and identify different modes of inheritance.
  • Students will apply statistical and genomic methods to identify the molecular basis of trait variation.
  • Students will learn to critique published work, write a research proposal, and discuss current research.

Lecture Content:

Class time will be a combination of discussion and lecture. Topics focus on evaluating quantitative and qualitative traits and their inheritance and identifying the molecular basis for trait variation. We will discuss research papers in these areas and learn underlying concepts.

Labs & Seminars:

Course Assignments and Tests:

Assignment or test Contribution to final mark Learning outcomes assessed
Quizzes 40% all
Grant proposal 30% all
Class participation 30% all

Final examination:

Course Resources:

Required Texts:

None

Recommended Texts:

Required and recommended texts will be provided during the course of the semester.

Lab Manual:

NA

Other Resources:

NA

Field Trips:

NA

Additional Costs:

None

Course Policies:

Grading Policies:

Missed quizzes and deadlines will be penalized at 10% per day unless prior arrangements with the instructor had been made.

Course Policy on Group Work:

NA

Course Policy regarding use of electronic devices and recording of lectures:

Electronic recording of classes is expressly forbidden without consent of the instructor. When recordings are permitted they are solely for the use of the authorized student and may not be reproduced, or transmitted to others, without the express written consent of the instructor.

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