Plant Genetics + Genomics

PLS 549A
3 Units
Undergraduate, Graduate
Spring
R. Mosher
This course provides advanced coverage of genetics, including genomics and epigenetics. Students are will learn how genetic analysis has led to biological discovery, including how reverse genetics and genome editing enable agricultural, medical, and biotech applications. Students will also learn to view genes in the context of a whole genome and how genes and genomes change over evolutionary time. Epigenetic mechanisms, including histone modification, DNA methylation, and transcriptional silencing are introduced with examples of classic epigenetic phenomena.