Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Disciplinary sector: 
GENETICS (BIO/18)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

Syllabus

Introduction to genetics.
Cellular cycle.
Mitosis and meiosis.
Mendelian genetics.
Extensions of Mendelism.
Chromosomal basis of Mendelism.
Cytogenetics.
Association, crossing-over and chromosomal maps.
Construction of genetic maps.
Genetics of bacteria and viruses.
DNA and chromosome structure.
DNA replication.
Recombinant DNA techniques.
Cloning vectors.
Recombinant DNA library.
Genetic polymorphism.
Sequencing of the human genome.
The genetic code.
Gene mutations.
Cause of mutations.
Regulation of gene expression in bacteria.
Regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes.
Genetics of cancer.
Population genetics.

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons

Textbooks

Snustad, Simmons - Principles of Genetics (6th ed ) - 2012 - ed. John Wiley & Sons.

Learning assessment

More information

Traditional lectures integrated with exercises in class.