Brief description of the course
General course on genetics, which gives an overview of the history of genetics, its main trends and laws - Mendelian genetics and its cellular basis, sex determination and linkage, crossing over and chromosome mapping. Genetic material - properties and replication. Recombination in prokaryotes and transposable elements. Mutations. Gene expression. Quantitative traits. Evolutionary and population genetics.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows and analyzes basic principles of genetics on different organizational levels: molecular, cellular, individual and population;
- has knowledge on methods used in molecular genetics, their application in biotechnology and medical genetics.