Lecture: There will be a lot presented in lecture that is not in the online notes and will be on the exams. Therefore please come to class.

Recitation (PBG 431): Not required, but highly encouraged. The recitation is a chance to go a bit deeper into topics that only get the broad-brush treatment in lecture.

Office hours: You are paying for this class: you get free and valuable Professor and Graduate Student time. Use it and use it wisely! Hours are posted at the class website main page.

If you email us, please insert the text “From a Plant Genetics student” into the subject line.



  • No textbook is required - due to high expense and limited scope.
    • There is a text on reserve at the Valley Library. Any general genetics text published in the past 5 years can be a useful reference.
    • A student recommends "Understanding Genes, Genetics, and Their Real World Applications" by David Sadava.