Genome Biology

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Biology

Course Number: 
380
Institution: 
Amherst College

A study of the architecture and interactions of genetic systems. Advances in genomics are providing insights into a variety of important issues, from the structural limits of DNA-based inheritance to the discovery of novel infectious and genetic diseases. We will address how heritable information is organized in different groups of organisms. We will also cover a major challenge of this emerging field--the application of vast amounts of genetic data to understanding genomic integrity and regulation. We will critically assess the genome as a "cooperative assemblage of genetic elements" and conclude by discussing the consequences of genomic structure for shaping species traits and long-term evolutionary potential.  Three hours of lecture per week. 

Requisite: BIOL 181 and BIOL 191.  Spring semester. Professor Hood.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
BIOL-380-01-1213S

Course Sections

Genome Biology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Michael Hood

mhood@amherst.edu

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

SMUD 207