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Course Title[Course Code]:Plant Genetics[Gen 421]

Faculty: Agriculture
Department: Genetics
Program: Agricultural biotechnology
Compulsory / Elective:Elective
Undergraduate(Third Year-First Semester)
Lecture:( 2 ) Practical / Clinical:( 2 ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
Mendelian laws of Inheritance, test cross, back cross, incomplete dominance and co-dominance, Lethality and interaction of genes. Multiple alleles and Isoalleles, blood groups in human beings. Chromosomes- Chemistry and ultrastructure, abnormal chromosomes, chromosome banding. evolution of wheat cotton and rice, hereditary defects- Kleinefelter, Turner, Cri-du-chat and Down syndromes. Mapping of genes, interference, coincidence in pro- and eukaryotes. Sex linkages, non-disjunction as proof of chromosomal theory of inheritance. conjugation, transformation, transduction and their uses in genetic mapping.