Details of LS1201 (Spring 2017)

Level: 1 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS1201 Introduction to Biology II Annagiri Sumana,
Mohit Prasad

Mendelian genetics;
Drosophila genetics- Introduction to Drosophila life cycle, polytene chromosomes, Drosophila transposons, common mutations, Recombination, importance of drosophila as a genetic model system, Mendelian principles, Extensions of Mendelian principles, Gene mapping methods
Pedigree analysis,
Genetic diseases.
Why evolution is true: evidence for evolution in nature, fossils, the geological time scale, the origin of life on earth, important events in the evolutionary history of life, Tree of Life.
Theories of evolution: Lamarckism, Darwinism, neo-darwinism.
Mechanisms of evolution: Populations, gene frequencies, equilibrium, mutation, migration, selection.

1. Introduction to Genetic Analysis (9th Edition), A.J.F. Griffihs, R Wessler, Richard C Lewontin & Sean B Carroll. W. H . Freeman & Company
2. Principles of genetics, 8th Edition, Gardner /Simmons/ Snustad. John wiley & sons Inc
3. Genetics 3rd edition Monroe W StrickbergerPrentice Hall of India Pvt Ltd. New Delhi
4. Evolution, Second Edition (2009). Douglas J. Futuyma, Sinauer Associates

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 2 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed