Genetics Course Page Fall 2019

Minot State University

Genetics/ Biol 215

Course Page

Fall 2019


Exam 2 on Monday, Oct. 16th.
Point total (updated October 7th) = 121 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


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)


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

         Compiled Data HERE               

Lab 7---Analyisis of human traits---Population genetics.  Hardy-Weinberg. 

Lab 5/7 guidelines    Human traits data

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

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

Lab 8--Observations and discussion.       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













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








Problem Set 3    





































National Geo dog genetics story.pdf3.66 MB
Lecture 17-2018 Fall.ppt3.88 MB
Lecture 37-2018 Fall.ppt3.12 MB