Mt Hood Community College Biology 102
General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics
BI102A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of molecular biology and genetics, exploring topics including cell division, protein production, inheritance and gene regulation. This book focuses on putting those topics into an appropriate context for students who are not biology majors.
- 12.1 Mendelian Genetics
- 12.2 Garden Pea Characteristics Revealed the Basics of Heredity
- 12.3 Phenotypes and Genotypes
- 12.4 Monohybrid Cross and the Punnett Square
- 12.5 Laws of Inheritance
- 12.6 Extensions of the Laws of Inheritance
- 12.7 Multiple Alleles
- 12.8 Sex-Linked Traits
- 12.9 Linked Genes Violate the Law of Independent Assortment
- 12.10 Epistasis
- Introduction to Genetics
- Pedigrees and Punnett Squares
- Black fur color: a dominant trait
- Yellow fur color: a recessive trait
- Epistasis: the relationship between black, brown, and yellow fur
- Brindle color: partial dominance and epistasis
- Incomplete dominance: when traits blend
- White spotting: When there's more than two alleles
- Hemophilia: a sex-linked disorder
- Overall phenotypes: putting it all together
- Additional complexity
- It's not all in the genes
BI102: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics is intended for one term of the introductory biology course for non-science majors taught at many two- and four-year colleges. The concepts of genetics, as they apply to the study of life, are introduced, including the principles of inheritance, genetics, and gene regulation.
This textbook incorporates the mandates found in Vision and Change and focuses on the non-content aspects of biology education that are just as important. Additionally, this book explicitly teaches the general education outcomes that we have identified as important for this class. This textbook pulls together biology content resources that are accessible for our community college non-major biology students, as well as resources to provide them with explicit instruction in the quantitative literacy, communication, and information literacy general education outcomes as they relate to the biology content they are learning.
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Mt Hood Community College Biology 102 by Lisa Bartee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.