Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZGN102GENETICSCompulsory123
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learn basic knowledge on genetics and heredity
Name of Lecturer(s)
Güldehen Bilgen
Learning Outcomes
11) Explain concepts of basic definition of genetics
22) Show the situation in the area of agricultural engineering of genetics
33) Learn the role in the heredity of genetic material
44) Understand the relationships between inheritance types and breeding studies
55) learn basic knowledge for studies in the area biotechnology and molecular genetics
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition and scope of genetics, the functions of genetic material, mitosis, meiosis, Mendel’s laws, probability computations and statistical analysis in genetics, the factors deviated from Mendel rules, multiple alleles, sex determination and sex-linked inheritance, linkage and crossing over, mutations
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introduction, definition and scope of genetics, basic consept of genetics
1Nucleic acids, organization of DNA, the functions of genetic material
2Replication, genetic code, transcription, translation
3the transmission of genetic material from cell to cell (mitosis) and from generation to generation (meiosis)
4the inheritance of Mendelian traits, Mendel’s laws,
5Monohybrid and dihybrid segregations, solving problems
6Binomial distribution of Mendelian traits, solving problems
7Midterm Exam
8Determination of genotypic structure by using phenotypic segregation, solving problems
9Probability computations and statistical analysis in genetics
10Codominance inheritance, epistatic inheritance, lethality, penetrance and expressivity
11Multiple alleles, the effects of environmental conditions on inheritance
12Sex determination and sex-linked inheritance
13Linkage and crossing over
14gene, genome and chromosomal mutations
15FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Demir, I., 1986. Genetik. E.U.Z.F. Yayınları No: 263 Bornova- İzmir 2. Temizkan, G.O., 1994. Genetik I. Temel Genetik. I.U.F.F. Basımevi 3. Lewin, B. 2000. Genes VII, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-879280-8. 4. Russel, P.J. 2002. iGenetics, Pearson Education Inc., ISBN0-321-18172-7. 5. Klug., W.S and Cummings., M. R. 2000. Concepts of Genetics. Öner., C. (Çeviri edit.) Genetik Kavramlar. ISBN.0-13-081626-4
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO154  43
LO244    
LO344  3 
LO453  34
LO5      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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