Course Code: ZOL-509

Credit hours: 3+1

Introduction: Genetics deals with study of inheritance pattern and transmission of traits from generation after generation. It will develop the concept the traits are inherited. They also have ability to adopt variations that make them sustainable in the continuous changing environment.

Learning Outcome:Students will be able to learn about the basic concepts of Genetics, genetic engineering, inheritance patterns and disease transmission in successive generations.

Course requirement: Students should have basic information about gene and genetics.

Course Contents:

Classical Genetics, Multiple alleles, Chromosomal basis of inheritance, gene interactions, Chromosomal Aberrations, Pedigree analysis, Sex determination in animals and human, gene linkage, chromosome mapping,Molecular genetics, Genetic engineering, Genetic basis of cancer,  Autosomal and Pseudoautosomal anomalies, Gene mutations and disorder, Criss cross inheritance, Sex influenced and sex limited traits, Prenatal diagnosis, Population genetics


1. Identification of Different Blood groups

2. Sex identification in Drosophila melanogaster

3. Chi square analysis using coin flip test.

4. Pedigree analysis and Genetic problems

5. Study of Mitosis in onion root tips

6. Study of meiosis in Grsshopper testes

7. Study of antibiotic resistance in bacteria

8. Study of polytene chromosome in Drosophila melanogaster

Textbook to be used for the course: 

1. Genetic Analysis and Principles by Robert Brooker (4th Edition)

2. Concept of Genetics by W. Klug et al. (9th Edition)

3. Principles of Genetics by Tamarin (7th Edition)

Evaluation system:

Term Paper: 25 Marks

Finalterm Paper: 50 Marks

Practical Marks: 15 Marks

Sessional: 10 Marks

(including presentation, assignment, attendance and behavior) 

Time table:

1. BS Zoology (6th Regular):

Monday (9:00am-10:00am)

Tuesday (8:00-10:00am)

Wednesday & Thursday (9:00-10:00am)

2. BS Zoology (6th Self support):

Monday (1:00-2:00pm)

Tuesday (11:00am-12:00pm)

Wednesday (10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-2:00pm)

3. BS Zoology (6th Ex. PPP):

Monday (10:00-11:00am)

 Tuesday (1:00-2:00pm)

Wednesday (2:00-4:00pm)

Thursday (10:00-11:00am)


Course Material