Cell Biology

Energy and Metabolism (Part 1)

Energy and Metabolism (Part 2)

Classical Genetics

Molecular Genetics (Basic)

Molecular Genetics (Advanced)

Immunology and Homeostasis

Chemical and Neural Signaling

Animal Reproduction and Development

Plant Biology



Classical Genetics
(Chapters 12-15)

Classical Genetics deals with the basic laws of inheritance first published by Gregor Mendel in the 1865 and variations to those laws that were discovered in the first half of the 20th century through work done principally on model organisms like the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. This unit also covers the relationship between meiosis and genetics which lead to the chromosomal theory of inheritance and the ramifications for a better understanding of human genetic diseases.


Chapter 12

Mitosis Lecture (print) (audio 28:48)

Chapter 13

Meiosis Lecture (print) (audio 16:14)

Mitosis versus Meiosis Comparison (pdf)
•Thanks to Jeremy Aron-Dine (Class of '06) for this handout

Hitler is Confused By Mitosis and Meiosis

Chapter 14

Brief History of Genetics (print) (audio 3:45)

Mendelian Genetics Lecture 1 (Monohybrid Crosses) (print) (audio 14:50)

Mendelian Genetics Lecture 2 (Dihybrid Crosses) (print) (audio 7:03)

Beyond Mendel (Part 1) (print) (audio 34:34)

Chapter 15

Beyond Mendel (Part 2)
(print) (audio 28:58)

Problems with the Genome (print) (audio 19:45)


Free Response Questions Chapters 12 & 13

Chapter 12

Mitosis Animation (version 1)

Mitosis Animation (version 2)

Mitosis Animation (version 3-D)

Chapter 13

Meiosis Activity (13 Images)

Meiosis Animation (Version 1)

Meiosis Animation (Version 2)

Meiosis Animation (Version 3)

Comparison of Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis Explanation and Animation

Chapter 14

A Review of Basic Classical Genetics

Beginning Genetic Terms

Mendelian Monohybrid Cross Problem Set

Genetics Worksheet #1, #2, & #3

Chapter 15

Chapters 14 and 15 Free Response Question

Chapter 4: Fate By Matt Ridley from "Genome: Autobiography of A Species in 23 Chapters"


Inquiry Lab (Explanation Tool)

Inquiry Lab (Powerpoint)

Test Prep

Chapters 9 & 10 Quiz Hints

Mitosis Quiz Hints

Chapter 14 Quiz #1 Hints

Chapter 14 Quiz #2 Hints

Chapter 14 Quiz #3 Hints

Chapter 12 & 13 Exam Hints

Chapter 14 & 15 Exam Hints

Web Resources

Essentials of Genetics- Scitable by Nature Education

Human Genetics- Scitable by Nature Education

Genes and the Environment: The Myth of Genetic Determinism- Scitable by Nature Education

Chromosomes and Disease- Scitable by Nature Education

Genetics Resources- Nature Journal

A Biologist's Mother's Day Song

Myths of Human Genetics

Genetics Resource

Top Genetics Websites

Cellular Reproduction

Introduction to Genetic Analysis (Excellent Resource!)

Blood Typing

Genetics in Context (Timeline)