Learn how to apply modern genetics principles to a wide range of animal species.
Students in this course will learn the logic and reasoning skills needed to solve genetics problems and to design practical animal breeding situations.
This course will be taught Dr. Barry Jesse who is experienced with classical genetics and modern molecular biological techniques. He discovered the first two dairy cows that were subsequently shown to be carriers of an inborn error of metabolism resulting from a deficiency of UMP synthase. In addition, his lab discovered the first gene of a previously unknown family of genes encoding structural proteins in rumen epithelium.
This course can be used as a prerequisite for Molecular Genetics 11:126:481, an elective for the Animal Science prevet/research option, is required for all Animal Science majors, and fulfills the general genetics requirement for any student.