Plant Genetics

Course Description

The structure, expression, and manipulation of plant genomes will be explored using the principles and theory of classical and contemporary genetics. This course is designed to build a solid foundation in plant genetics and to stimulate further, more specialized, study. Some genetics background helpful, but not required.

Professor

Patrick Hayes: 253 Crop Science Bldg.
Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 1-2, or by appointment

Teaching assistant

 

 


Recitation (PBG431)

Thursdays 1:00 -1:50. Crop Science Bldg. 138

Schedule


Related classes and events to consider

Spring quarter

Fall quarter

  • Genetic markers, mapping, and association (PBG20,621)

Topics

Module 1, week 1

  • Unit 1: DNA to protein 
    Study guide
  • Unit 2: Mitosis and meiosis
    Study guide
  • Unit 3: Angiosperm sexual reproduction 
  • Study guide

Module 1, week 2

  • Unit 4: Mendelian inheritance: Crosses and generations   
  • Unit 5: Mendelian analysis: heterozygous parents, quantitative traits, and organelle genomes
  • Unit 6: Mendelian analysis: a case study
  • Unit 7: Mendelian analysis: hypothesis testing
  • Study guide

Module 2, week 3

  • Unit 8:  Asexual reproduction: oveview   
  • Unit 9: Covering the reproductive bases
  • Study guide
  • Unit 10: Ploidy: so many options

Module 2, week 4

  • Unit 11: Autopolyploids
  • Unit 12: Allopolyploids 
  • Study guide
  • Unit 13: Self-incompatibility and monoecy
  • Unit 14: Dioecy and male sterility
  • Study guide

Module 3, week 5

  • Unit 15: Gene to phenotype I
  • Unit 16: Gene to phenotype II
  • Unit 17: Molecular tools I
  • Study guide

Module 3, week 6

  • Unit 18: Molecular tools II
  • Unit 19: A whole genome
  • Unit 20: Bioinformatics 
  • Study guide

Module 4, week 7

  • Unit 21: Transgenics I
  • Unit 22: Transgencis II
  • Unit 23: Gene editing
  • Study guide

Module 4, week 8

  • Unit 24: Gene regulation I
  • Unit 25: Gene regulation II
  • Unit 26: Genome regulation
  • Study guide

Module 4, week 9

  • Unit 27: Linkage mapping I
  • Unit 28: Linkage mapping II
  • Study guide

Module 5, week 10

  • Unit 29: Population genetics
  • Unit 30: Quantitative genetics
  • Unit 31: Biparental QTL mapping
  • Unit 32: GWAS QTL mapping
  • Study guide

Assignments, Due Dates, Syllabus, etc.

  • See Canvas site

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