The Powerpoint presentations that I use in class are uploaded each afternoon after class.  Sometimes I forget.  If you need to access a presentation, and I have not posted it yet, please email me.  Depending on your browser, you may view them on-line or download them and view them using Powerpoint.  Please keep in mind that these figures act as a jumping off point for teaching and discussing in class, and there may be information that was discussed in class that did not have an accompanying figure.  Click on the dates to access the presentation.
9/6  Class Introduction andStrong Inference (article as pdf)

9/11  DNA Structure and Function

9/13  Signal Transduction
quiz for 9/13
key for quiz for 9/13

9/18  The end of Calcium and Transcription

9/20  Translation and Nature/Nurture
quiz for 9/20
key for quiz 9/20
mini-quiz over Nature/Nurture

9/25  Arrest of Transcription after DNA Damage (This will only be on the exam as a bonus question.)
End of Material for Exam #1

10/2  Regulation of Gene Expression:  Introduction, in Prokaryotes, and Four-Stranded DNA
Article: Four Stranded DNA (pdf)

10/4  Regulation of Gene Expression:  Transcription, RNA Processing (see article: Mammalian mRNA Splice-Isoform Selection Is Tightly Controlled by Jennifer L. Chisa and David T. Burke in Genetics, Vol. 175: 1079-1087, March 2007), RNA Transport, and RNA Degradation
quiz for 10/4
key for quiz 10/4

10/9  Regulation of Gene Expression:  Translation and Post-translation plus Development:  Exposure to Smoke During Development:  Fetal Programming of Adult Disease (2006) Bergen H., Tobacco Induced Diseases 3:5-16

10/11  Development
quiz for 10/11
key for quiz 10/11

10/16  Genome Organization including two articles by the same group:  Recently Mobilized Transposons in the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes (2006)
Ryan E. Mills, E. Andrew Bennett, Rebecca C. Iskow, Christopher T. Luttig, Circe Tsui, W. Stephen Pittard, and Scott E. Devine  The American Journal of Human Genetics Volume 78 pg 671-679  and  Which transposable elements are active in the human genome? (2007) Ryan E. Mills, E. Andrew Bennett, Rebecca C. Iskow, and Scott E. Devine Trends in Genetics Vol.23 No.4 pg 183-191

10/18  Biotechnology:  RFLPs, PCR, and why alter an organisms DNA?
quiz for 10/18
key for quiz 10/18

10/23  Genetic engineering of bacteria, plants, and animals.
quiz for 10/25
key for quiz 10/25

10/25  Review for Exam #2
End of material for Exam #2

11/1  DNA Replication, Replication Errors, Mutations, Telomeres, and Lifespan (as pdf)

11/6  Mitosis, the Cell Cycle, and Cancer

11/8  Treating and Diagnosing Cancer
quiz for 11/8 (this one is longer than normal and covers three lectures)
key for quiz 11/8

11/12  Meiosis, Genetic Diversity, and Inheritance

11/15  Inheritance:  Incomplete Dominance, Codominance, Sex-linked Traits, and Organelle DNA
quiz for 11/15
key for quiz 11/15

(No class 11/20 or 11/22)

11/27  Inheritance:  Linkage Mapping

11/29  Inheritance: multiple genes for one Trait, One Gene for Multiple Traits, and Using Probability plus Evolution

12/4  What does DNA tell us about the origins of humans?

Pre-exam 3 quiz
Pre-exam 3 quiz answers

(If you want some practice for solving genetics problems you can look at the following problems from the textbook:  Chapter 2- 1, 4-6, 8, 9, 14, 20, 22, 27-30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38, 43, 45-47, and 52.  Chapter 3- 1, 2, 9, 14, 17, and 20.  Chapter 4- 1-3, 6, 7, 10, 12a and b, and 14.  Chapter 6- 7 and 12)
Answers to book questions as pdf
End of Material for Exam #3