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Seminal Experiments in Genetics

Seminal Experiments in Genetics

This course mudule guides you through 15 discoveries that have advanced and shaped our understanding of genetics over the past 150 years.

We begin with a review of Gregor Mendel’s groundbreaking 19th Century research on pea plants, which provided the foundation of modern genetics. Next, you will learn about two groups of experiments conducted during early 20th Century. The first group focused on breeding and the inheritance of traits; the second focused on the role of chromosomes in inheritance. The resulting advances in knowledge led to the first comprehensive, research-based understanding of how traits are passed from generation to generation. (6 contact hours)

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