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Course Title[Course Code]:Developmental genetics (Advanced)[Gen 701]

Faculty: Agriculture
Department: Genetics
Program: Cytogenetics
Compulsory / Elective:Compulsory
Postgraduate(Master-First Semester or Second Semester)
Lecture:( 2 ) Practical / Clinical:( 2 ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
Genetic control of development in animals: Genes for development in Drosophila. Maternal effect genes and zygotic genes; genetic basis of pattern formation in early development; coordinate genes; gap genes;pair-rule genes;segment polarity genes;homeotic genes; HOX genes in evolution; Genetic control of development in Higher plants: Chromosomal and genetic control of differentiation. Important differences between animal and plant development. Model plant systems; Cloning genes relevant to Plant development. Early events in embryogenesis, complexity of gene expression in the embryo;Genetics of Embryogenesis; embryo lethal mutants in Arabidopsis and Maize.Genetics of leaf and Flower development;Identification of floral homeotic genes; genes involved in flower devbelopment. Genetics of anther development and pollen formation;self incompatibility and apomixis;seed development; Developmental Genetics in Man: Fertilization and development; genetic control of X inactivation; in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer; transfer technology