PBIO 3300/5300: Plant Genetics

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of plant genetics. Topics include Mendelian and Non-Mendelian genetics, gene structure and function, genomics, plant breeding systems, population genetics, and evolution.


Chapter 1 - The genetics revolution
Chapter 2 - Single–gene inheritance
Chapter 3 - Independent assortment of genes
Chapter 4 - Mapping eukaryotic chromosomes by recombination
Chapter 6 - Gene interaction
Chapter 7 - DNA structure and replication
Chapter 8 - RNA: transcription and processing
Chapter 9 - Proteins and their synthesis
Chapter 10 - Gene isolation and manipulation
Chapter 12 - Regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes
Chapter 13 - The genetic control of development
Chapter 14 - Genomes and genomics
Chapter 15 - The dynamic genome: transposable elements
Chapter 16 - Mutation, repair, and recombination
Chapter 17 - Large-scale chromosomal changes
Chapter 18 - Population genetics
Chapter 19 - The inheritance of complex traits
Chapter 20 - Evolution of genes and traits
Plant breeding systems
Macroevolutionary processes

Additional Readings
Chi Square Test Example
Molecular Machines That Control Genes (Optional Reading)
Epigenetics article from Time magazine

Study Guides/Practice Exams
Exam I Study Guide
Exam I Practice Exam
Exam I Practice Exam with Answers
Exam II Study Guide
Exam II Practice Exam
Exam II Practice Exam with Answers
Final Exam Study Guide
Practice Final Exam
Practice Final Exam with Answers

Homework (links become active after the assignment deadline.)

Chapter 1 Homework
Chapter 2 Homework
Chapter 3 Homework
Chapter 4 Homework
Chapter 6 Homework
Chapter 7 Homework
Chapter 8 Homework
Chapter 9 Homework
Chapter 10 Homework
Chapter 12 Homework
Chapter 13 Homework
Chapter 14 Homework
Chapter 15 Homework
Chapter 16 Homework
Chapter 17 Homework
Chapter 18 Homework
Chapter 19 Homework
Chapter 20 Homework