University of Calgary

BIOL 311 - Principles of Genetics - Fall 2018

Topics will include Mendelian inheritance, allelic relationships, genetic linkage, sex linkage, changes in chromosome structure, segregation and recombination, epistasis, molecular genetics, genetics of bacteria and viruses, gene fine structure, gene function, complementation, bioinformatics and regulation of gene expression. Several selected organisms will be used in the laboratories to illustrate pertinent genetic principles.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Successful completion of Biology 311 is required for admission to all the specialty programs offered by the Department. Students are urged to complete this course in their second year to ensure timely completion of the program.


  • Any two of Biology 231, 233, 241 and 243.


This course will be offered next in Spring 2019.
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