Wednesday Schedule, Spring 2016
Genetics Lab 305.L04
R. T. Dillon
Investigations are from my Genetics 305L Lab Manual, available at the College Bookstore.
Readings are from Genetics, A Conceptual Approach (5e) by B. A. Pierce.

Date Investigations and Exercises Readings
Jan 13
Introduction  -
Jan 20
Inv. 1, Probability & Statistics 56-57, 64-66
Jan 27
Inv. 3, Drosophila familiarization 
Inv. 4, Set up two experiments with the "Lobed" gene: 
 - A comparison of variation in expressivity due to 
    genetics and environment ("expressivity") 
 - Incomplete penetrance in a monohybrid cross ("penetrance")
Feb 3
Inv. 2, Independent assortment and gene interaction in maize
Inv. 5, Set up selection & drift experiments ("S&D") 
Clear penetrance & expressivity experiments


Feb 10
Analysis of variable expressivity 
Inv. 6, Set up trihybrid cross for gene mapping experiment ("THC") 
Clear S&D experiments
Feb 17
Count & transfer F1 from S&D experiments 
Clear penetrance experiment 
Clear parentals from THC
Feb 24
Analysis of incomplete penetrance in a monohybrid cross
Make THC test cross 
Clear S&D experiments
Mar 2 Lab Quiz
Clear F1 from THC
Count & transfer F2 from S&D experiments
Mar 9Spring Break
Instructor will clear S&D experiments
Mar 16
Linkage analysis
Mar 23
Inv. 7, Human cytogenetics
Count & transfer F3 from S&D experiments
Mar 30
Inv. 8, Chromatography 
Clear S&D experiments
Apr 6
Inv. 9, Protein electrophoresis 716-23, 746-7
Apr 13
Count F4 and terminate S&D experiments
Selection and genetic drift
Apr 20
Lab Quiz   -

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