Genetics Course Page Fall 2017

Minot State University

Genetics/ Biol 215

Course Page

Fall 2017


Point total as of 09-17-17=58.  Anticipated total points = ~500.
Assigned points/grade calculator: 


Lecture 8 2017

Lecture 9 2017

Lecture 10 2017

Lecture Documents/Assigned Reading

Syllabus  Fall 2017

Virus-free pigs

lecture summary page




Exam Prep

Topics lists

Exam 1 topics list

Practice Problems

Problem Set 1  Problem set 1 key/answers


Lab material

Lab Syllabus

lab report guidelines

Preparation for Lab 1--Part 1

Preparation for Lab 1--Part 2

Lab 1---Chromsomes and Mitosis

Pointers for first lab report

Example lab report

Lab 2 Meiosis Part 1

Lab 2---Meiosis Part 2--


Lab 3--Mendel Part 1




Below this line---Ignore!  Old material






X-inactivation paper

Lichen partnerships paper

Dog gentetics paper (optional reading) 






Problem Practice



 Lab material

Lab syllabus







Lab 4 materials--Mendel Part 2/Evaluating data

Lab 4 excel file:

Lab 5--Human traits

Lab 6---Drosophila part I

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   PCR LECTURE

Lab 11 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.

100 bp ladder

1 kb ladder








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


Protein Synthesis Animation--translation


Electrophoresis animation:




BRCA1/2 penetrance paper




Problem sets/questions

problem set 1

Ch. 2 multiple choice

Problem set 2    Problem set 2 





---Fly data here!

Lab Syllabus


Preparation for Lab 1--More instructions will come Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, in lecture.

Lab 1  Mitosis  documents


Lab 2-- Meiosis Part 1






Lab 3-4 report guidelines

Lab 5 materials--Drosophila part 1


Lab 7--Human traits in a population/understanding gene/allele pool

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