Genetics Course Page Fall 2019

Minot State University

Genetics/ Biol 215

Course Page

Fall 2019


Check out this advance in the treatment of Tay-Sachs disease.
Another recessive human genetic disease with huge advance in treatment--Check out new drug development for Cystic Fibrosis
Point total (updated October 28th) = 201 points


Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3     CRISPR and Sickle Cell Anemia

Lecture 4     More on Cell cycle control

Lecture 5

Lecture 6

Lecture 7.     Paper --Down syndrome.         Tumor suppressor  in DSCR


Lecture 8

Lecture 9

Lecture 10

Lecture 11--INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR 9-27-19

Lecture 12

Lecture 13

Lecture 14

Lecture 15

Lecture 16

Lecture 17


Lecture 18

Lecture 19

Lecture 20

Lecture 21

Lecture 22

Lecture 23

Lecture 24

Lecture 25

Lecture 26

Lecture 27

Novembern 8th, 2019---We will just finigh the concepts of lecture 27, go over lab quiz 2 and look at transformation plates.  

Lab 8--Observations and discussion.




Lab Manual--2019

lab report guidelines

Lab 1--preparation of onion root

Lab 1--Handouts for Sept. 5th, 2019

Example lab report  Do not plagiarize. This is not a perfect report.   *This example report was written before students participated in the growing of their own roots.  Don't forget that part of the protocol. 

Print both below for Lab 2

Lab 2---Meiosis Part 1

Lab 2---Meiosis Part 2


Lab 3--Mendel Part 1

Lab 4--Analyisis of corn data    Compiled Data here (2 different sheets to spreadsheet).  2-page pdf hard copy of data: HERE

Guidelines for lab 3-4

Lab 5--Introduction to Drosophila and X-linkage. Introductory lecture

Lab 6--Human traits (We will also set up Drosophila crosses today)

Lab 7---Analyisis of human traits---Population genetics.  Hardy-Weinberg. Class data here:

Lab report 5/7 guidelines

Lab 8---Bacterial Transformation--DNA is the genetic material. Lab 8--Observations and discussion.


Lecture Documents/Assigned Reading

Syllabus  Fall 2019

lecture summary page


Exam Prep

Topics lists

Exam 1 topics list

Exam 2 topics list


Practice Problems

Problem Set 1    Key/Solutions

Problem Set 2.    Key/Solutions

Pedigree problems--including X-linkage  Hemophilia story--questions






Below this line---Ignore!  Old material


Replication 1

Replication 2


Problem set 3---Many similar practice problems in the text---try colored boxes in the chapters.   

Problem Set 4--linkage/recombination mapping


Lab 5/7 guidelines    Human traits data

Lab 8--DNA--The "transforming principle"

Setting up F1 X F1 crosses---Drosohila part II

      Gene regulation presentation.    GFP assignment

Lab 9--Determining you genotype for PV92 "gene".  Polymerase Chain Reaction. (Lab handout says lab 10).   PCR LECTURE

Drosophila F2 data analysis--guidelines

Lab 9 part 2---analysis of PCR products.  It is essential that you are prepared for this lab.  Read your lab handout from Lab 10- Part 1 to refresh your memory of PCR and to begin to understand the dimorphic nature of the PV92 locus.  PV92 has 2 alleles. Predict  your genotype.  Review animation on electrophoresis. 

Electrophoresis animation:

PV92 gels here.  9 am lab     1 pm lab






Paper 1---Genetically engineering animals for human health


Paper 3 Dog gentetics paper

Paper 4--Variation in size in dogs--read abstract.

Paper 5---X-inactivation molecular mechanism


Lab 8--Bacterial transformation "seeing the genetic material at work"  Transformation discussion--Here

Lab 9---Determinining your PV92 genotype---PCR and genetic polymorphisms.  PCR LECTURE

Lab 7---take home lab on Polygenic/Continuous traits

Lab 8---Drosophila part II and Introduction to recombination mapping Part I and Part II.

Lab 9---Bacterial transformation---"seeing" the genetic material.

Lab 10 Transformation data and  discussion questions  AND Drosophila Part III 

Lab 11--Polymerase Chain Reaction--determining your PV92 genotype

100 bp ladder

1 kb ladder


View Animation---Transcription (prokaryotes) and more Transcription (eukaryotes)


Protein Synthesis Animation--translation


Electrophoresis animation:




Ch. 2 multiple choice














Guidelines for Lab 6-7 report

Lab 8---  We will be studying a polygenic/quantitative human trait related to fingerprints.

Lab 9---Molecular genetics--Bacterial transformation  After overnight incubation please use this handout to observe your plates.  

Lab 10--Polymerase Chain Reaction--determining your PV92 genotype








Problem Set 3    





































National Geo dog genetics story.pdf3.66 MB
Lecture 22-2018 Fall.ppt2.93 MB
Lecture 23-2018 Fall.ppt2.81 MB
Lecture 24-2018 Fall.ppt2.08 MB
Lecture 25-2018 Fall.ppt1.88 MB
Lecture 37-2018 Fall.ppt3.12 MB
Lecture 23 2019.pptx3.69 MB