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ANS 213 Animal Genetics
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Principles of domestic animal genetics, including molecular, classical and population genetics.

Prerequisites: BIO100 or higher

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge level) Describe historic advances in genetics.
2. (Comprehension level) Describe cellular process of meiosis and mitosis.
3. (Application level) Apply Mendelian genetics as a model of inheritance.
4. (Analysis level) Analyze and explain chromosome mapping methods.
5. (Analysis level) Analyze and explain sex determination of chromosomes.
6. (Analysis level) Deconstruct, analyze, and describe the structure of DNA.
7. (Synthesis level) Describe the entire process of DNA replication, including how DNA splits apart, copies, and produces new chromosomes.
8. (Analysis level) Analyze and describe the process of DNA and protein synthesis.
9. (Evaluation level) Describe the implications of modification of genetic feed sources in animals and the subseqent impact on humans.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Review, compare and contrast the theories of Hippocrates and Aristotle with the modern theories of Charles Darwin and evolution.
2. In written discourse, describe and explain how theories regarding inheritance impact genetic advances made in domestic animals and agriculture.
3. In written format, describe the cell involvement in mitosis and meiosis by reviewing and discussing the steps of chromosome replication and cell division and compare the two processes.
4. Describe and define Mendel's Four Postulates as they apply to the basis of modern genetics, per instructor's guidelines.
5. Discuss linked genes and how they lead to determination of gene sequencing, per given examples.
6. Analyze the effect on inheritance by genes linked to the X and Y chromosomes, per given case studies.
7. Draw and list the components of the DNA Double Helix by identifying the base pairs used in DNA.
8. Compare structure and function of DNA, mRNA, tRNA, and rRNA, per given examples.
9. Compare semi-conservative, conservative, and dispersive theories of DNA replication and identify the differences in experimental design.
10. List characteristics exhibited by the genetic code during translation, per instructor's guidelines.
11. Through class discussion, review and explain the pros and cons of mapping out DNA sequence.