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SLE254 - Genetics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBB254

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michael Cater

Prerequisite:

SLE111 or SLE144

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

Content

The basic principles of genetics will be examined in this unit and will cover topics that span from the genetic basis of heredity through to the evolution and genetic diversity of animal and plant populations. This unit will cover Mendelian genetics, chromosomal structure, mutation and DNA repair, sex determination, the Hardy-Weinberg principle, recombination, linkage and disequilibrium, natural selection, genetic drift, inbreeding and non-random mating, population subdivision and gene flow and molecular population genetics.

Assessment

In-class test 30%, practical project (1 x 20%, 1 x 15%) 35%, examination 35%

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