University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course entry requirements: MCB2020F AND MCB2021F (or at least a 40% subminimum for the examinations and a final mark of 45% (supplementary) for these courses.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units24
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
The course lays the foundation for the major in genetics, and shows how the tools of classical and molecular genetics can be applied to understanding the regulation of gene expression, cell differentiation and patterning in bacteria and eukaryotes. Concepts covered will include forward and reverse genetics; the genetics of mitochondria and chloroplasts; human genetics; the genetic analysis of cell cycle regulation and axis determination in Drosophila; microbial genetics, including regulation of the lac operon, and lysogeny and lysis of bacteriophage lambda.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.