This course aims to provide students with the fundamental principles of formal, molecular and population genetics, that will be instrumental in the understanding of complex biological mechanisms.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will acquire: - basic concepts and terminology of genetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics; - capacity to formulate hypothesis on the Mendelian inheritance of biological traits; - use of statistical methodologies to support and verify the hypothesis; - capacity to determine the Mendelian inheritance in human pedigrees; - consequences of mutations at genome, chromosomal and gene level; - knowledge of the main mechanisms of control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; - application of the genetic analysis to problems of population genetics.
Lesson period: First semester
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