Genetics Course Page Fall 2018

Minot State University

Genetics/ Biol 215

Course Page

Fall 2018


Grades are submitted.  Check your email for final comments. Blackboard has all grades entered--but calculation of the final grade was done from my excel sheet.  Your percentage was based on 516 points. (see grade calculator below). 
Point total = 516.


Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 6

Lecture 7


Lecture 8

Lecture 9

Lecture 10

Lecture 11

Lecture 12

Lecture 13

Lecture 14


Lecture 15

Lecture 16

Lecture 17

Lecture 18

Lecture 19

Lecture 20

Lecture 21 (See X-inactivation paper below)

Lecture 22

Lecture 23


Lecture 24

Lecture 25

Lecture 26

Lecture 27

Lecture 28

Lecture 29

Lecture 30

Lecture 31

Lecture 32

Lecture 33 (replication animations below)


Lecture 34 (see PV29 gels in lab section)

Lecture 35

Lecture 36

Lecture 37




Replication 1

Replication 2





Lecture Documents/Assigned Reading

Syllabus  Fall 2018

lecture summary page

Paper 1---Genetically engineering animals for human health

Paper 2--Down syndrome

Paper 3 Dog gentetics paper

Paper 4--Variation in size in dogs--read abstract.

Paper 5---X-inactivation molecular mechanism


Exam Prep

Topics lists

Exam 1 topics list

Exam 2 topics list

Exam 3 topics list

Exam 4 topics list

Practice Problems

Problem Set 1.  Problem set 1 Key

Problem Set 2  Problem set 2 key

Pedigree problems--including X-linkage (For exam 2, just look at autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant traits displayed by pedigrees). 

Problem set 3---Many similar practice problems in the text---try colored boxes in the chapters.   Problem set 3 key.

Hemophilia story--questions

Problem Set 4--linkage/recombination mapping.   Linkage problems answers




lab report guidelines

Preparation for Lab 1--Part 1

Preparation for Lab 1--Part 2

Lab 1---Chromsomes and Mitosis

Pointers for first lab report

Example lab report

Lab 2---Meiosis Part 1

Lab 2---Meiosis Part 2


Lab 3--Mendel Part 1

Lab 4--Analyisis of corn data           Compiled Data HERE              Guidelines for lab 3-4

Lab 5--Human traits (We will return to more population analysis soon)

Lab 6--Introduction to Drosophila   Introductory lecture

Lab 7---Analyisis of human traits---Population genetics.  Hardy-Weinberg. 

Lab 5/7 guidelines    Human traits data

Lab 8--DNA--The "transforming principle"

Setting up F1 X F1 crosses---Drosohila part II

Lab 8--Observations and discussion.       Gene regulation presentation.    GFP assignment

Lab 9--Determining you genotype for PV92 "gene".  Polymerase Chain Reaction. (Lab handout says lab 10).   PCR LECTURE

Drosophila F2 data analysis--guidelines

Lab 9 part 2---analysis of PCR products.  It is essential that you are prepared for this lab.  Read your lab handout from Lab 10- Part 1 to refresh your memory of PCR and to begin to understand the dimorphic nature of the PV92 locus.  PV92 has 2 alleles. Predict  your genotype.  Review animation on electrophoresis. 

Electrophoresis animation:

PV92 gels here.  9 am lab     1 pm lab



Complete fly data HERE


Below this line---Ignore!  Old material









    Corn data: here 

Lab 5 ---Varaiation in Drosophila/X-linked genes/Chromsome mapping


Lab 7--gene pool/population genetics

Lab 8--Bacterial transformation "seeing the genetic material at work"  Transformation discussion--Here

Lab 9---Determinining your PV92 genotype---PCR and genetic polymorphisms.  PCR LECTURE


Gel pictures HERE







(optional reading) 


Lab 6---Drosophila part I

Lab 7---take home lab on Polygenic/Continuous traits

Lab 8---Drosophila part II and Introduction to recombination mapping Part I and Part II.

Lab 9---Bacterial transformation---"seeing" the genetic material.

Lab 10 Transformation data and  discussion questions  AND Drosophila Part III 

Lab 11--Polymerase Chain Reaction--determining your PV92 genotype

100 bp ladder

1 kb ladder


View Animation---Transcription (prokaryotes) and more Transcription (eukaryotes)


Protein Synthesis Animation--translation


Electrophoresis animation:




Problem sets/questions

problem set 1

Ch. 2 multiple choice

Problem set 2    Problem set 2 

---Fly data here!

Lab 1  Mitosis  documents

Lab 2-- Meiosis Part 1






Lab 3-4 report guidelines

Lab 5 materials--Drosophila part 1


Lab 7--Human traits in a population/understanding gene/allele pool

Guidelines for Lab 6-7 report

Lab 8---  We will be studying a polygenic/quantitative human trait related to fingerprints.

Lab 9---Molecular genetics--Bacterial transformation  After overnight incubation please use this handout to observe your plates.  

Lab 10--Polymerase Chain Reaction--determining your PV92 genotype








Problem Set 3    Problem set 3 key/answer





































National Geo dog genetics story.pdf3.66 MB
guidelinesforfinal-1.doc25.5 KB
Lecture 25-2017.pptx1.22 MB
SKM_368e18090911500.pdf320.3 KB
down syndrom jbc 2015.pdf742.85 KB
Lecture 37-2018 Fall.ppt3.12 MB