Dr. Chalfie: Friday from 2-4 as well as any day from 4:30 - 5:30pm (1018 Fairchild).
o *Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 8th edition, A.J.F. Griffiths et al. 2005, Freeman. Diane K. Lavett has written a student companion text.
o As an alternate use: *Genetics: From Genes to Genomes, Second Edition, L.H. Hartwell et al., 2000, McGraw-Hill.
*Genetic Switch (3rd edition): Phage
Lambda Revisited, M. Ptashne,
The following books may also prove useful
§ Strickberger, Genetics, 3rd edition, 1985
§ Goodenough, Genetics, 3rd edition, Saunders, 1984
§ Ayala and Kiger, Modern Genetics, 2nd edition, 1984;
§ Zubay, Genetics, Benjamin/Cummings, 1987;
§ Anderson and Ganetsky, An Electronic Companion to Genetics, Cogito, 1997
§ *Hawley and Walker, Advanced Genetic Analysis: Finding Meaning in the Genome, Blackwell, 2003
§ Stent and Calendar, Molecular Genetics: An Introductory Narrative, 2nd ed., Freeman, 1978
§ Lewin, Genes VIII, Prentice Hall, 2003
· Mendel Web: http://www.mendelweb.org/
· Microbial Genetics Problems Co-op: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/~smaloy/MicrobialGenetics/problems/
· Virtual Library - Genetics: http://www.ornl.gov/TechResources/Human_Genome/genetics.html
· ESP foundations of Classical Genetics: http://www.esp.org/foundations/genetics/classical/
· Annual Review of Genetics
· Trends in Genetics
· Current Opinion in Genetics and Development
· Nature Reviews Genetics
The best way to gain an understanding of genetics is by solving problems on the material. Links to problems that you are expected to solve are provided in the syllabus below. Many questions come from past exams. Brief answers are provided, but you should try to solve the problems before looking at the answers. We will collect your answers covering the previous week's questions on Tuesdays during September. We will not grade your answers, but will give you feedback on them. You may also find the problems in Griffiths et al. useful. The answers to these problems are in the back of the text or in Lavett (on reserve in the library).
Material that is distributed in class will also be available at this web site.
Optional recitation sections will be held during the week before each exam so that you can discuss the problem sets and other course material. Times and locations will be given in class.
There will be four exams worth 100 points each (three during the semester and a cumulative final). Only the best three exam grades will be used for your grade. You don't have to take all four exams, but you must take three since there will be NO make-up exams. (The option to drop one grade does not mean that if you miss an exam, you can drop a second exam grade.)