Details of LS1201 (Spring 2020)

Level: 1 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS1201 Introduction to Biology II Anindita Bhadra,
Mohit Prasad,
Sreeramaiah N Gangappa

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; Tree of Life.
Theories of evolution: Use and disuse theory, natural selection, new synthesis, sexual selection.
Types of selection; mechanisms of evolution


RECOMMENDED TEXT 1. Introduction to Genetic Analysis (9th Edition), A.J.F. Griffihs, RWessler, 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. 5. Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts and Peter Walter, Essential Cell Biology, Edition 2, Garland Science (2004)

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