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Topics from Genetics and Evolution

  • Evolution: Origin of life (57 concepts)
  • Structure of DNA and RNA (16 concepts)
  • Biological evolution and evidences for biological evolution from Paleontology, comparative anatomy, embryology and molecular evidence) (15 concepts)
  • Hardy-Weinbergs principle (13 concepts)
  • Mechanism of evolution-Variation (Mutation and Recombination) and Natural Selection with examples, types of natural selection (19 concepts)
  • Darwins contribution, Modern Synthetic theory of Evolution (2 concepts)
  • Adaptive Radiation (9 concepts)
  • Transcription, genetic code, translation (29 concepts)
  • Linkage and crossing over (3 concepts)
  • Heredity and variation: Mendelian Inheritance (31 concepts)
  • Central dogma (1 concepts)
  • Chromosome theory of inheritance (8 concepts)
  • Molecular basis of Inheritance: Search for genetic material and DNA as genetic material (19 concepts)
  • Gene flow and genetic drift (5 concepts)
  • Deviations from Mendelism-Incomplete dominance, Co-dominance, Multiple alleles and Inheritance of blood groups, Pleiotropy (12 concepts)
  • Mendelian disorders in humans-Thalassemia (4 concepts)
  • DNA packaging (6 concepts)
  • DNA replication (13 concepts)
  • Gene expression and regulation-Lac Operon (10 concepts)
  • Genome and human genome project (17 concepts)
  • Sex determination-In humans, birds, honey bee (13 concepts)
  • Human evolution (3 concepts)
  • Sex linked inheritance-Haemophilia, Colour blindness (16 concepts)
  • Chromosomes and genes (2 concepts)
  • Chromosomal disorders in humans (8 concepts)
  • DNA finger printing (5 concepts)
  • Downs syndrome, Turners and Klinefelters syndromes (6 concepts)

Important Books for Genetics and Evolution

  • Genetics and Evolution Book
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