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Module code:BIOL2005(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Genetic Systems
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:DR H SMITH
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Organiser's email:hazel.smith@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):2,
Module prerequisites:None. 
Module outline:This course aims to give students a detailed introduction to the major plant, animal and fungal models used to study eukaryotic genetics. Genetic model systems range from unicellular eukaryotes (yeasts and algae); to invertebrates (Drosophila and C. elegans); non-human vertebrates (zebrafish and mice) and higher plants (Arabidopsis). Methods of genetic analysis used to study these organisms include both classical (e.g. linkage mapping, mutant generation and screening) and molecular (e.g. transformation, transgenesis, the impact of large scale genome projects, comparative and reverse genetics) techniques. The advantages of particular models for different types of study (the genetics of obesity, mitochondrial function, programmed cell death, ras signalling, and eye development) will be discussed.  
Module aims:To give students a detailed introduction to the major plant, animal and fungal models used to study eukaryotic genetics. Both classical and molecular aspects of genetics will be covered and the advantages of particular models for different types of study discussed. 
Module objectives:After taking this course students should be able to describe the major eukaryotic model systems used to study genetics and give illustrative examples comparing their use. More specifically they would be expected to know and understand at the level presented in standard undergraduate texts:- 1. Basic biology and life cycles of genetic model systems including unicellular eukaryotes (yeasts and algae); invertebrates (Drosophila and C. elegans); non-human vertebrates (zebrafish and mice)and higher plants (Arabidopsis). 2. Methods of genetic analysis used to study these organisms including both classical (e.g. linkage mapping, mutant generation and screening) and molecular (e.g. transformation, transgenesis, the impact of large scale genome projects, comparative and reverse genetics) techniques. 3. Applications of these diverse model systems to study different aspects of genetics, to include genetics of obesity, cell cycle control, programmed cell death, ras signalling, and eye development.  
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=BIOL2005 
Module assessment:essay and workshop/ practicals 30.00%.
Unseen two-hour written examination 70.00%.
 
Notes:To register for this module for the 2012/13 academic year please ensure you meet the prerequisites listed above (where applicable) and, if you do, select it using Portico and await Teaching and Parent Department approval.  
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