Genetics (2008/2009)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Mario Pezzotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1° Sem dal Oct 1, 2008 al Feb 6, 2009.

Lesson timetable

1° Sem
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall F from Oct 29, 2008  to Feb 6, 2009
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F from Oct 29, 2008  to Feb 6, 2009
Friday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall F from Oct 29, 2008  to Feb 6, 2009

Learning outcomes

This course will provide solid bases of classical, molecular and population genetics.


The Early Concepts of Heredity , Mendel's Laws of Inheritance, Chromosome Theory of Heredity, Linkage and Linear Arrangement of Genes, Genetic Recombination and Mechanism, Gene Interactions, Multiple Alleles, Genes and Environment, Genetic Determination of Quantitative Traits , Genetic Basis of Sex Determination, Genes in Human Heredity, Chromosomes, Genes, and DNA, Gene Mutations, DNA Content and Variation, Gene Structure and Concept, Mutagenesis, Gene Function, General Nature of the Genetic Code, Specific Nature of the Genetic Code, Transfer and Translation of Genetic Information, Regulation of Gene Activity, Genetic Recombination in Micro-organisms and Molecular Mechanisms, Genetic Determinants in Cytoplasm, Chromosome Rearrangements, Evolution of Diploids and Polyploids, DNA Finds New Ways of Generating Variability, Genes in Evolution, Formation of New Races and Species, Origin of Man and DNA Technology, Evolution, Polymorphism, and DNA, Emergence of Genetic Engineering, Genes and Some Social Issues, Elements of population genetics.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test