Genetic principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture will be discussed in this self-paced Introduction to Genetics course. Topics in the whole Introduction to Genetics series include the physical basis of heredity in families and populations; introduction to chromosome biology; the molecular basis for gene expression; and modern genetic engineering tools used in animal and plant systems.

This course specifically covers the relationships between genes and chromosomes with extension into ploidy numbers, gene mapping, and changes in chromosomes due to translocations and nondysjunction.