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BIO2207 Genetics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Biological & Physical Sciences


Pre-requisite: BIO1101 and STA2300


The course presents the scientific basis of heredity. The principles of genetics play an increasingly important role in the modern world; in the breeding of improved crops and livestock, the conservation of endangered species and the genetic engineering of new products for agriculture or medicine. The course commences with an overview of Mendelian genetics and introduces concepts of importance to both plant and animal breeding. The theory and practice of manipulating and mapping the location of genes on chromosomes and the effects of mutations on gene expression are studied. The science of genetic engineering is briefly introduced. Changes in chromosome number and structure in plants (e.g. evolution of wheat) and animals (e.g. Downs Syndrome) are examined as are the important areas of population genetics, evolution and behavioural genetics.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba